Home   Chapter Home   Jobs   Conferences   Fellowships   Books



Advertisement

Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology

Other dermatoses

Lichen striatus


Reviewer: Mowafak Hamodat, MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Eastern Health, St. Johns, Canada (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 1 August 2011, last major update August 2011
Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
=========================================================================

● Small papules that expand over time to form bands or streaks, then disappear
● Usually affects extremities of children in spring and summer
● Case clustering has been documented

Treatment
=========================================================================

● Self limiting, disappears within months or a year of onset

Clinical description
=========================================================================

● Solitary unilateral, erythematous flesh-colored lichenoid or sometimes psoriasiform scaly papule, which coalesce into a continuous or interrupted or curved bands

Clinical images
=========================================================================



Lichen striatus

Micro description
=========================================================================

● Spongiosis and vacuolar interface change; also acanthosis and parakeratosis
● Dermal lymphohistiocytic infiltrate around superficial and deep vessels and around adnexa

Micro images
=========================================================================



Various images

End of Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology > Other dermatoses > Lichen striatus


This information is intended for physicians and related personnel, who understand that medical information is often imperfect, and must be interpreted in the context of a patient's clinical data using reasonable medical judgment. This website should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician.

All information on this website is protected by copyright of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. Information from third parties may also be protected by copyright. Please contact us at copyrightPathOut@gmail.com with any questions (click here for other contact information).