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LICHEN PLANUS

LICHEN PLANUS This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor In the Archives of Dermatology (93:54 [Jan] 1966) there was an article by Lumpkin and Helwig on "Solitary Lichen Planus."It is possible that these authors may have misinterpreted the clinical and histological features of flat senile keratosis as seen on the extremities, especially the upper extremities which are exposed to the weather, and especially on the dorsal surface of the forearms and wrists. It is to be noted that seven of their lesions were from the upper extremity in this location and two were from the legs, an area which may or may not have had exposure to the sun, etc.Although their histopathological studies could be considered compatible with lichen planus, nowhere do we see the mention of eosinophilic bodies that have been discussed by Thyresson and Moberger (Cytologic Studies in Lichen Ruber Planus, Acta Dermatovener37:191, 1957) and also presented previously by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1966.01600250115028
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor In the Archives of Dermatology (93:54 [Jan] 1966) there was an article by Lumpkin and Helwig on "Solitary Lichen Planus."It is possible that these authors may have misinterpreted the clinical and histological features of flat senile keratosis as seen on the extremities, especially the upper extremities which are exposed to the weather, and especially on the dorsal surface of the forearms and wrists. It is to be noted that seven of their lesions were from the upper extremity in this location and two were from the legs, an area which may or may not have had exposure to the sun, etc.Although their histopathological studies could be considered compatible with lichen planus, nowhere do we see the mention of eosinophilic bodies that have been discussed by Thyresson and Moberger (Cytologic Studies in Lichen Ruber Planus, Acta Dermatovener37:191, 1957) and also presented previously by

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1966

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