Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 399 - 402 2019-03-04

Unusual location of lichen striatus in an adult patient

Selami Aykut Temiz [1] , Arzu Ataseven [2] , Recep Dursun [3] , İlkay Özer [4] , Pembe Oltulu [5]

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Lichen striatus is a rare inflammatory dermatosis that influences mostly children, being rare reports in adults. The pathogenesis is unknown. In addition, lichen striatus is demonstrated as T-cell mediated inflammatory cutaneous disease. It is characterized by linear tendency, usually on the extremities. Its most typical property is the linear arrangement of slightly raised, lichenoid papules. A 28-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of an asymptomatic linear erythematous violaceous papular lesions on her left abdominal area. Skin biopsy was performed in terms of differential diagnosis from other linear distributions of inflammatory dermatoses. Histopathological examination revealed hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, focal parakeratosis, exocytosis, subbasal dissociation of an area, vacuolar degeneration of the basal membrane, perivascular and lichenoid lymphocytic infiltration. As a result, our case was diagnosed as lichen striatus, clinically and histologically. Topical pimecrolimus ointment twice a day therapy was preferred in the patient. 

Lichen striatus, unusual location, pimecrolimus
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-4878-0045
Author: Selami Aykut Temiz (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of of Dermatology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5372-0712
Author: Arzu Ataseven
Institution: Department of of Dermatology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-7117-3502
Author: Recep Dursun
Institution: Department of of Dermatology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-6170-0930
Author: İlkay Özer
Institution: Department of of Dermatology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-3273-671X
Author: Pembe Oltulu
Institution: Department of Pathology, Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: March 4, 2019

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