Posts Tagged: Lichen

Lichen Nitidus: The Ball and Claw…

Lichen Nitidus was first described by Pinkus in 1901.  It is an uncommon, chronic, papulosquamous eruption characterized by multiple, 1-2 mm, flesh-colored, shiny, dome-shaped papules.  Children and young adults are primarily affected.  Pruritus is usually minimal or absent but may be more prominent in more generalized cases.  Linear arrays of papules referred to as Koebner… Read more »

Lichen Planus: Tree moss on a flat and even surface…

Lichen Planus was first reported in 1869 by Erasmus Wilson.  The origin of the word Lichen is believed to be from the Greek word “Leichen”, which means tree moss and the Latin word “Planus” which means flat and even surface.  In 1895 Wickham further explained the characteristics of the lesions, now known as Wickham striae. … Read more »