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January 2001

Pruritic Linear Eruption on a Child

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Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(1):85-90. doi:

A 10-year-old Indian girl presented with a 4-month history of pruriticlesions on her right leg. There was no preceding inflammation or relevantmedication history. She was otherwise well. Physical examination revealedviolaceous papules and plaques, ranging in size from 0.5 to 2.0 cm in diameter,distributed over the right foot, ankle, shin, and knee in a zosteriform fashion(Figure 1 and Figure 2). The nails and buccal mucosa were normal. A punch biopsyspecimen of a lesion was obtained (Figure3).

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