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July 2012

Generalized Lichen Spinulosus in a 4-Year-Old Boy Without Systemic Disease

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(7):865-866. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.188

Lichen spinulosus (LS) is a rare, benign disorder of unknown cause. Unlike keratosis pilaris (KP), LS is usually localized to sites of predilection such as acral areas.1 However, a more severe generalized variant also exists and has been associated with later onset and concomitant illness.2-4

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