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Hi, have suffered with PLC for 21 years now! I have it covering my entire body apart from my face thankfully! Was diagnosed at 7 years old after a bout of chickenpox, had every diagnosis under the sun until I was admitted to hospital at age 18! Had been told for years that I had psoriasis but after 8 days on a dermatology ward, countless biopsies, blood tests, photographs and being seen by a group of dermatologists at a seminar it was decided that I had PLC! Have had the light treatment which works wonders but it always returns after a few weeks, have used countless steroid creams, antibiotics including erythmocin and tetrocycline and have also taken aggressive immunosuppresants all of which did nowt!! Summer time is great as it will clear up for a while if I do a spot of sunbathing but I find it a vicous circle as i'm embarrased by it and tend to cover up! Was told that it is viral and on my last appt with a specialist was discharged and told it'll burn itself out at some point and clear up on its own! After 21 years I highly doubt it and have learnt to accept I have this for life. Its frustrating as it is so rare and not much is known about it.
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