Lichen striatus

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Lichen striatus
Other namesBlaschko linear acquired inflammatory skin eruption[1]:776 and Linear lichenoid dermatosis[2]
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SpecialtyDermatology Edit this on Wikidata

Lichen striatus is a rare skin condition that is seen primarily in children, most frequently appearing ages 5–15.[3]:226–27 It consists of a self-limiting eruption of small, scaly papules.[4]


Lichen striatus impacts the skin and nails. It is seen as an unbroken or disrupted, linear band consisting of small tan, pink or flesh colored papules.

The papules could be smooth, flat topped or scaly. The band of lichen striatus varies from a few millimeters to 1-- 2 cm wide and extends from a few centimeters to the complete length of the extremity. By and large, the papules are unilateral and single on an extremity along the lines of Blaschko.

Itching is an accompanying function of the disorder.


Diagnosis is based on observing the appearance of the lesions.[5]


It is self-limiting condition 1.reassurance 2.steroid cream for local application 3.moisturiser lotion

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  1. ^ Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  3. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  4. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; Elston, Dirk M. (2011). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (11th ed.). London: Elsevier. pp. 223–24. ISBN 978-1437703146.
  5. ^ "At a glance - Lichen striatus | GPonline".

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