Which clinical history findings are characteristic of lichen striatus?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: June Kim, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Lichen striatus often appears as a sudden eruption of small papules on an extremity. The papules are usually asymptomatic, reaching maximum involvement within several days to weeks. When lichen striatus patients are symptomatic, the most common complaint is pruritus. Lichen striatus is self-limited, but it may resolve with postinflammatory hyper or hypopigmentation.


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