Lichen aureus is a rare asymptomatic dermatosis of unknown origin that is now classified in the group of pigmented purpuric dermatoses. The eruption consists of asymptomatic, roundish or irregular, lichenoid erythematous-purpuric papules with a tendency to coalesce in patches, most prevalent on the limbs. No meaningful laboratory abnormalities have been found. Histologically, the epidermis is normal, with a lymphohistiocytic, bandlike infiltrate with extravasated blood red cells and hemosiderin deposits observed in the dermis. During the last 20 years we have followed eight new patients, which represent 0.05% of our hospitalized patients. In five of eight patients the disease resolved in two to four years. No therapy has been carried out on these children, since lichen aureus has a tendency for slow, spontaneous improvement and resolution.
|Titolo:||Lichen aureus in childhood|
GELMETTI, CARLO MARIO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Age Factors; Skin; Skin Diseases; Humans; Child; Adolescent; Male; Female; Child, Preschool|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-1991|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1525-1470.1991.tb00933.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|