Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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FREY, Marcos Noronha et al. Case for diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp. 561-563. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400023.
Lichen nitidus is a rare dermatosis, characterized by round, skin-colored papules whose size varies between 1-2 mm and are generally asymptomatic. It does not have predilection for gender or race, affecting mainly children and young adults. Its clinical course is unpredictable, but most cases tend to spontaneously regress years after the onset of the disease. Lesions are often localized, but rare reports of disseminated disease exist.
Keywords : Lichen nitidus; Lichenoid eruptions; Lichens.