A case of linear lichen planus: Using the accurate nomenclature
Göknur Kalkan 1 * , Zennure Takcı, Gülçin Güler Şimşek
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1 Gaziosmanpaşa Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji AD, Tokat, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Linear lichen planus (LLP) is a rare variant of lichen planus that is characterized by lichenoid, pruritic, violaceous papules, arranging in a linear pattern. When lichen planus is localized in a dermatomal pattern or Blaschcoid lines, incorrect nomenclature has been used and mistakes have been made in terminology. It should be known that there is not a dermatomal arrangement; however, Blaschko lines have been followed in the definition of linear lichen planus. We should avoid the zosteriform term when there is not a previous story of herpes zoster infection. Here we present a case of 40-year-old man that has lesions in two different Blaschko lines and investigate this complexity in terminology.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2013, 529-531


Publication date: 14 Dec 2013

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