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Wolf’s isotopic response: a case of zosteriform lichen planus on the site of healed herpes zoster

Authors

  • A Shemer,

    1. Department of Dermatology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel,
    2. Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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  • G Weiss,

    Corresponding author
    1. Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    • Corresponding author, 11 Yale Ct., Livingston, NJ 07039–1519, USA, tel. +973 994 2679; fax +973 716 9502; E-mail: teamsackler@aol.com
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  • H Trau

    1. Department of Dermatology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel,
    2. Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Abstract

Based on histological findings, the patient had lichen planus. The clinical picture suggests Wolf’s isotopic response1,2 on the site of healed herpes zoster. These conditions taken into account lead to the diagnosis of zosteriform lichen planus. Lichenoid papules in a dermatomal arrangement are extremely rare. The clinical, dermoscopic and histological features of this case are described.

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