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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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Linear vessels in the central portion of the lesion and punctate vessels,especially in the periphery of the lesion
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Mentions: Dermoscopy showed coppery-red pigmentation on background, permeated by dark brownnetwork. In addition, linear vessels in the central portion of the lesion accompanied bypunctate vessels and of peculiar circular conformation, especially in the periphery ofthe lesion (Figures 2 and 3).


Dermoscopy of lichen aureus.

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

Linear vessels in the central portion of the lesion and punctate vessels,especially in the periphery of the lesion
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f03: Linear vessels in the central portion of the lesion and punctate vessels,especially in the periphery of the lesion
Mentions: Dermoscopy showed coppery-red pigmentation on background, permeated by dark brownnetwork. In addition, linear vessels in the central portion of the lesion accompanied bypunctate vessels and of peculiar circular conformation, especially in the periphery ofthe lesion (Figures 2 and 3).

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