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January 1994

Lichenoid Papular Eruption in a Child

Author Affiliations

School of Medicine, University of Navarra (Spain)

Arch Dermatol. 1994;130(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/archderm.1994.01690010113020

REPORT OF A CASE  A 32-month-old boy was seen with a 6-week history of pruritic red plaques on the cheeks and on the back of the neck and a history of pruritic papular lesions on his hands, elbows, and knees. During the prior summer, he had a similar skin eruption that disappeared only when autumn began, although he received a topical mild steroid and an emollient cream. There was atopy in his family's history.Physical examination showed a marked erythema on both cheeks with a fine desquamation and mild skin infiltration. A lichenoid dry plaque was present on the back of the neck (Figure 1). Dry, whitish flat papules were seen on the elbows, knees, and the dorsa of the hands (Figure 2 and Figure 3). Findings from his physical examination were normal.Complete blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, glutamic-pyruvic transaminase, aspartate aminotransferase, IgE, and hepatitis B antigen tests

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