Generalized lichen nitidus


: R. H. Bang, Department of Dermatology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1021 Medical Arts, N.E., Albuquerque, NM, 87131-5231 USA. Tel.: +1 505 272 6000. Fax: +1 505 272 6003. E-mail:


Summary We report a 38-year-old man who presented with a generalized papular eruption that was clinically and histologically consistent with lichen nitidus. This patient's condition had been persistent for approximately 1 year; however, soon after assuming employment that entailed significant, regular sun exposure, the patient noted marked clearing of his lesions in sun-exposed areas. This case corroborates previous reports that suggest that generalized lichen nitidus can be successfully managed with ultraviolet light therapy.