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September 1985

Lichen Nitidus With Plasma Cell Infiltrate

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Eisen, Kahn, and Bhawan) and Pathology (Dr Bhawan), Boston University Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; and the Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, and West Haven (Conn) Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr Stenn). Dr Eisen is now in private practice in Plymouth, Mass. Dr Kahn is now in private practice in Dorchester, Mass. Dr Bhawan is now with the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Mass.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(9):1193-1194. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660090107025

• The predominant cell types in the dermal infiltrate of lichen nitidus are lymphocytes and epithelioid cells. We report two cases of lichen nitidus in which numerous plasma cells were present in the dermal infiltrate.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:1193-1194)

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