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April 1981

Benign Lichenoid Keratosis

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White Plains, NY

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(4):190. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650040004005

To the Editor.—  In the July Archives (1980;116:780-782), Goette discussed his experience with the entity that generally has been called "lichen planus-like keratosis." He chose to use a new diagnosis—benign lichenoid keratosis. He speculated that actinic radiation may be involved in the formation of these lesions.I think that this concept is correct. In my article on lichen planus-like keratosis,1 I was able to confirm clinically Mehregan's histopathologic studies2 that indicated a relationship between solar lentigo and lichen planus-like keratosis. In addition, I pointed out that, contrary to prior reports, the lesions may be multiple.

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