The evolution of clinicopathologic features in eruptive lichen planus: A case report and review of literature

Kuei Chung Liu, Julia Yu Yun Lee, Mark Ming Long Hsu, Chao Kai Hsu

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Abstract

"Eruptive" or "exanthematous" lichen planus (LP) is a rare variant of lichen planus. Here we report a middle-aged woman with a 6-month history of episodic eruptive LP presenting as generalized, erythematous, flat-topped, round, polygonal, or umbilicated papules and hyperpigmented macules. The disease was under good control with continuous low-dose prednisolone over one year. We had the opportunity to correlate the clinical and pathologic findings based on histopathologic examination of three separate skin lesions that appeared to represent different stages of evolution. Recognition of these 3 chronological manifestations (polygonal papule in active inflammation, centrally umbilicated papule in involution, and hyperpigmented macule in resolution) can aid the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages1
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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