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Hyperkeratotic and hypertrophic lichen nitidus

  • Author(s): Ho, Jonathan D;
  • Al-Haseni, Ali;
  • Rosenbaum, Michael T;
  • Goldberg, Lynne J
  • et al.

Lichen nitidus typically presents as shiny pin-head sized papules on the trunk and extremities, often affecting children and young adults. In this prototypical form, it rarely presents a diagnostic challenge being characterized by distinctive clinical and histopathologic findings. We describe a rare variant of lichen nitidus, which we term “hyperkeratotic and hypertrophic lichen nitidus."

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