Agminate lichen aureus* * Work performed at the Pedro Ernesto University Hospital - University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (HUPE-UERJ)- Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.

Líquen aureus agminado

Violeta Duarte Tortelly Roberto Souto da Silva Amanda Nascimento Cavalleiro de Macedo Mota Juan Piñeiro-Maceira About the authors

Lichen aureus is a rare variant of pigmented purpura, with a chronic and benign course. It is generally asymptomatic and often occurs in the lower limbs, presenting as erythematous brownish, coppery or golden macules and/or papules. The diagnosis is based on clinical and histopathological findings. The dermatoscopic pattern has been considered a useful tool in diagnosis presumption. We describe a case with a confluent morphological pattern, called agminate lichen aureus.

Lichens; Purpura; Skin diseases


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