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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73-75

Blaschkolinear lichen nitidus: A rare presentation

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr Manasa Shettisara Janney
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore, Old Airport Road, Bengaluru - 560 007, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_3_18

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Lichen nitidus is an uncommon, chronic, usually asymptomatic papulosquamous dermatosis of unknown etiology, originally described by Felix Pinkus, a dermatopathologist in 1901. It generally presents as multiple, tiny, discrete, flesh-colored, dome-shaped papules most commonly on the extremities, genitalia, chest, and abdomen. We hereby report an uncommon and atypical presentation of “Blaschkolinear lichen nitidus” involving the trunk. A 15-year-old boy presented with a 1-year history of gradually progressive, multiple, small, raised lesions on the left side of the trunk. On examination, there were multiple, skin-colored to erythematous, discrete to confluent papules on the left side of the trunk in a curvilinear fashion. Dermoscopy, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry supported the clinical diagnosis of Blaschkolinear lichen nitidus. The patient was treated with topical steroid with good response.

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