What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pityriasis lichenoides?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Jeffrey P Callen, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Two cases in the literature have reported a tonsillectomy in patients with chronic tonsillitis or high ASO titer and PLC and PLEVA, respectively. [42, 43]  One patient's skin disease resolved within days of the tonsillectomy, while the other's persisted for over 5 years.


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