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May 1972

Keratosis Lichenoides Chronica

Author Affiliations

Madison, Wis

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin Medical Center and the Veterans Administration (Wis) Hospital, Madison.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(5):739-743. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620080065020

A patient had a 15-year history of a progressive, recalcitrant, papulosquamous eruption, and persistent hoarseness which seems to be unique. Histologically, the eruption shows parakeratosis, orthohyperkeratosis, atrophy of the malpighian layer, and a lichenoid histiocytic and lymphocytic dermal infiltrate. This cutaneous eruption appears to be previously unreported, and we propose the term "keratosis lichenoides chronica."