Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology
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
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● 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
● Self limiting, disappears within months or a year of onset
● Solitary unilateral, erythematous flesh-colored lichenoid or sometimes psoriasiform scaly papule, which coalesce into a continuous or interrupted or curved bands
● Spongiosis and vacuolar interface change; also acanthosis and parakeratosis
● Dermal lymphohistiocytic infiltrate around superficial and deep vessels and around adnexa
End of Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology > Other dermatoses > Lichen striatus
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