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Lichen planus pigmentosus-inversus: case report and review of an unusual entity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22398232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lichen planus pigmentosus-inversus is a rare variant of lichen planus, with less than 20 cases reported in the medical literature. It presents as asymptomatic to mildly pruritic, hyperpigmented macules and/or patches involving intertriginous and flexural areas and skin folds in light-skinned individuals. The unique pattern of skin involvement, clinical features, and histology are distinctive. The combination of hyperpigmented lesion(s) isolated to non-sun exposed, intertriginous, and flexural areas with lichenoid histology is unique and separates it from other similar entities, such as lichen planus actinus and erythema dyschromicum perstans/ashy dermatosis. The case well highlights this unusual condition and represents the first case reported in the United States.
Erich Gaertner; William Elstein
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-02-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-08     Completed Date:  2012-07-17     Revised Date:  2012-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11     Citation Subset:  IM    
SaraPath Diagnostics, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperpigmentation / diagnosis*,  pathology
Lichen Planus / diagnosis*,  pathology
Middle Aged

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