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October 1980

A Report of Two Patients With Lichen Aureus

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(10):1183-1184. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640340093027

• Two patients with lichen aureus are described. The clinical and histologic features of our patients were compared with previously reported cases of lichen aureus in an effort to classify this entity properly among the pigmented purpuric dermatoses. We regard lichen aureus as a distinct entity. Although this disorder has been described principally in adult patients, it began at the age of 14 years in one of our patients.

(Arch Dermatol 116:1183-1184, 1980)