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May 1947

MORBUS MONILIFORMIS LICHENOIDES: Variant Types

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, N. Y.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(5):674-682. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520050076010
Abstract

IT IS my purpose in this paper to review 3 cases of lichenoid lesions of the skin which more or less come under the heading of lichen ruber moniliformis or morbus moniliformis lichenoides. The first case I have studied in detail; the second case I had the opportunity to observe periodically for several years, and mention is made of a third case, which has been reported by Wise and Rein, by way of comparison.

Since Erasmus Wilson's first description of lichen planus in 1869, many clinical variations of this disease have been described. These include the well known hypertrophic, atrophic, linear, annular, bullous and erythematous types. In addition to these, various cases have been reported in the literature from time to time which do not exactly fit in with the picture of lichen planus either clinically or histologically. Ormsby1 in 1910 reported a group of 6 cases of lichen

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