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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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Histopathology showing vacuolization of the basal layer of epidermis, lichenoidinfiltrate in the dermis and extravasation of red blood cells
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f04: Histopathology showing vacuolization of the basal layer of epidermis, lichenoidinfiltrate in the dermis and extravasation of red blood cells

Mentions: Skin biopsy and histopathological examination showed vacuolization of the basal layer ofthe epidermis, lichenoid infiltrate in the dermis, extravasation of red blood cells andhemossiderin within macrophages (Figure 4).


Dermoscopy of lichen aureus.

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

Histopathology showing vacuolization of the basal layer of epidermis, lichenoidinfiltrate in the dermis and extravasation of red blood cells
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f04: Histopathology showing vacuolization of the basal layer of epidermis, lichenoidinfiltrate in the dermis and extravasation of red blood cells
Mentions: Skin biopsy and histopathological examination showed vacuolization of the basal layer ofthe epidermis, lichenoid infiltrate in the dermis, extravasation of red blood cells andhemossiderin within macrophages (Figure 4).

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