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May 1976

Lichen Aureus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Dr Margaret Waisman), and the Department of Medicine (Dermatology), University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa (Dr Morris Waisman).

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(5):696-697. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630290044009

• A case of lichen aureus is described to record its clinical and histopathologic features. The disease is a variant of the pigmented purpuric eruptions, the common characteristic of which apparently resides in an abnormality of the minute cutaneous blood vessels.

(Arch Dermatol 112:696-697, 1976)