Two Cases of Lichen Striatus with Prolonged Active Phase
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages e67–e68, March/April 2014
How to Cite
Feely, M. A. and Silverberg, N. B. (2014), Two Cases of Lichen Striatus with Prolonged Active Phase. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: e67–e68. doi: 10.1111/pde.12261
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2014
Lichen striatus is a localized, eczematous disorder distributed along the lines of Blaschko, primarily affecting children. In the literature, lesions have been described as having an active phase of inflamed lesions for 6 to 12 months followed by flattening and persistent pigmentary alteration. We describe two girls who had prolonged active-phase lesions for 2.5 and 3.5 years, respectively. Practitioners should be aware that lesions of lichen striatus may have a prolonged active phase.