Original article | Volume 32, Article 39, 22 Jan 2019 | 10.11604/pamj.2019.32.39.16169

Lichen nitidus

Fatima-Zahra Agharbi

Corresponding author: Fatima-Zahra Agharbi, Tetouan Regional Hospital Center, Tetouan, Morocco

Received: 27 May 2018 - Accepted: 07 Nov 2018 - Published: 22 Jan 2019

Domain: Pediatrics (general)

Keywords: Lichen, nitidus, papules, lichenoide, dermatosis

©Fatima-Zahra Agharbi et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Fatima-Zahra Agharbi et al. Lichen nitidus. Pan African Medical Journal. 2019;32:39. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2019.32.39.16169]

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Lichen nitidus

Lichen nitidus

Fatima-Zahra Agharbi1,&

 

1Tetouan Regional Hospital Center, Tetouan, Morocco

 

&Corresponding author
Fatima-Zahra Agharbi, Tetouan Regional Hospital Center, Tetouan, Morocco

 

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Lichen nitidus (LN) is chronic papulosquamous disorder characterized by multiple, 1-2 mm, flesh-colored, shiny, dome-shaped papules. Its incidence is 0.034% in a study of skin diseases in blacks over a 25-years period.Skin lesions classically involves the genitalia, upper extremities, chest and abdomen. Infrequently, the lower extremities, palms, soles, face, nails, and mucous membranes may be affected. Majority of cases are common in children and young adults. Various clinical variants of lichen nitidus are - linear, confluent, vesicular, haemorrhagic, spinous follicular, perforating, generalised, palmar and plantar. We report the observation of a 6-month-old infant who presented translucent papules of the back of the hands whose histological study was in favor of a lichen nitidus.

 

Figure 1: translucent papules of the back of the hands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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