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October 1950

LICHEN NITIDUS CONFINED TO THE FACE

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(4):572-575. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530170098016
Abstract

Since Pinkus1 first described lichen nitidus in 1907 as occurring in men only, many cases have been recorded in both sexes and in different ages. Unusual features of this entity, such as its association with lichen planus and tuberculosis in some cases as well as its development in nonclassic areas, have continued to be reported.2 This case is reported because of the unusual location of the lesions in a Negro girl.

REPORT OF A CASE

V. A., an 8 year old Negro girl, had an intermittent, nonpruritic, papular eruption of the face for about four years. The lesions disappeared completely each fall and recurred each spring. The eyes were "reddened" with each eruption. The mother said that the child had been otherwise well. There were no chronic skin diseases in the family. The patient's father had had pulmonary tuberculosis which had been arrested for five years.

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