Lichen ruber moniliformis

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Wise-Rein disease
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Lichen ruber moniliformis is a rare skin disease named for Fred Wise and Charles R. Rein.[1][2]

It is one of several diseases also known as Kaposi's disease, based on its characterization in 1886 by Moritz Kaposi.[1][3]

It is thought to be a rare variety of lichen planus.[citation needed]It is also known as "Morbus moniliformis lichenoides".[4]


The disease causes numerous whitish punctiform papules and brownish macules arranged in a necklace-like pattern.[citation needed]



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  1. ^ a b synd/1213 at Who Named It? - entry on Kaposi's disease I
  2. ^ F. Wise, C. R. Rein. Lichen ruber moniliformis (morbus moniliformis lichenoides). Report of a case and description of a hitherto unrecorded histologic structure. Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, Chicago, 1936, 34: 830-849.
  3. ^ M. Kaposi. Lichen ruber moniliformis. Vierteljahrsschrift für Dermatologie und Syphilis, Wien, 1886, 13: 571-582.
  4. ^ Mumford PB, Barber HW (April 1943). "Lichen Ruber Moniliformis (Morbus Moniliformis Lichenoides; Myxoedema Moniliforme.)". Proc. R. Soc. Med. 36 (6): 286–287. PMC 1998513. PMID 19992630.

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