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Dermoscopy of lichen aureus.

Portela PS, Melo DF, Ormiga P, Oliveira FJ, Freitas NC, Bastos Júnior CS - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Mar-Apr)

Bottom Line: Clinically characterized by rust macules, papules or plaques, it is a chronic disease which more often affects young adults and is localized mainly on the lower extremities.The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical and histopathological features.Dermoscopy findings are useful to confirm clinical diagnosis.

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Affiliation: Dermatology Department, Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. polidermato@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT
Lichen aureus (also called "lichen purpuricus") is an uncommon subtype of pigmented purpuric dermatosis. Clinically characterized by rust macules, papules or plaques, it is a chronic disease which more often affects young adults and is localized mainly on the lower extremities. The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical and histopathological features. Dermoscopy findings are useful to confirm clinical diagnosis.

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Unilateral golden-brown macule on left ankle. Presence of purpuric dots within thelesion
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f01: Unilateral golden-brown macule on left ankle. Presence of purpuric dots within thelesion

Mentions: A 54-year-old woman, living in Rio de Janeiro since age 15, reported the appearance of aasymptomatic golden-brown macule on her left ankle, initially (9 months previously)measuring one centimeter and increasing in size over that period (Figure 1).


Dermoscopy of lichen aureus.

Portela PS, Melo DF, Ormiga P, Oliveira FJ, Freitas NC, Bastos Júnior CS - An Bras Dermatol (2013 Mar-Apr)

Unilateral golden-brown macule on left ankle. Presence of purpuric dots within thelesion
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f01: Unilateral golden-brown macule on left ankle. Presence of purpuric dots within thelesion
Mentions: A 54-year-old woman, living in Rio de Janeiro since age 15, reported the appearance of aasymptomatic golden-brown macule on her left ankle, initially (9 months previously)measuring one centimeter and increasing in size over that period (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Clinically characterized by rust macules, papules or plaques, it is a chronic disease which more often affects young adults and is localized mainly on the lower extremities.The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical and histopathological features.Dermoscopy findings are useful to confirm clinical diagnosis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Dermatology Department, Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. polidermato@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT
Lichen aureus (also called "lichen purpuricus") is an uncommon subtype of pigmented purpuric dermatosis. Clinically characterized by rust macules, papules or plaques, it is a chronic disease which more often affects young adults and is localized mainly on the lower extremities. The diagnosis is made on the basis of clinical and histopathological features. Dermoscopy findings are useful to confirm clinical diagnosis.

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Related in: MedlinePlus