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The evolution of clinicopathologic features in eruptive lichen planus: A case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  23374950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
"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.
Kuei-Chung Liu; Julia Yu-Yun Lee; Mark Ming-Long Hsu; Chao-Kai Hsu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University.
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