Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Case Report



Lichen Striatus on an Adult

Arzu Ataseven, Perihan Ozturk, Ilknur Kucukosmanoglu.

Abstract
Lichen striatus is a well-known, acquired, self-healing, linear inflammatory dermatosis. Its etiology remains unclear. It rarely affects adults, and it is characterized by abrupt onset of coalescent papules, in a linear disposition, usually on the extremities. It is usually localized and asymptomatic; however, when the onset occurs in adulthood, patients may experience widespread lesions and pruritus. The lesions are located on extremities and less commonly on the trunk, and they follow the developmental lines of Blaschko. Histopathology findings indicate both lichenoid and spongiotic dermatitis. The therapeutic approach usually used is topical steroids. It is reported here the case of an adult woman with erythematous violaceous papules on the left leg, diagnosed with lichen striatus by clinical and histopathological correlation.

Key words: Lichen striatus, blaschkitis, adult.



Share this Article


Advertisement
Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES)

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.