86. Lichen Striatus

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Alain Taïeb MD1 and
  2. Edouard Grosshans2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch86

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Taïeb, A. and Grosshans, E. (2011) Lichen Striatus, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch86

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology, Hôpital Saint - Andr é, Bordeaux, France

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, CHU de Strasbourg, Strasburg, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • Blaschko's lines;
  • linear dermatoses;
  • linear atopic dermatitis;
  • Hypomelanosis of Ito

Summary

Lichen striatus is a transient linear eruption following Blaschko's lines common in young children. Lichen striatus has a self-limited course from a few weeks to 2–3 years. Relapses can occur. Pathology shows a mixed spongiotic–lichenoid histological pattern, frequently with a lymphocytic infiltrate along eccrine ducts or glands. Pruritus if present is moderate. Signs of atopic dermatitis are commonly associated. Residual hypochromia is common. Usually no treatment is required. Tacrolimus ointment can be proposed on coloured skin because of limitation of residual hypopigmentation and on facial skin.