Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62--64

Linear lichen nitidus with onychodystrophy in a child


Vineet Relhan1, Jaspriya Sandhu1, Vijay Kumar Garg1, Nita Khurana2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jaspriya Sandhu
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Maulana Azad Medical College New Delhi - 110 001
India

Lichen nitidus is a common dermatosis described classically as shiny, skin-colored, nonfollicular, flat-topped papules. A number of variants have been described in literature including localized, generalized, actinic, vesicular, perforating, hemorrhagic, palmar/plantar, purpuric, and linear forms. Here, we report an unusual case of linear lichen nitidus in an 11-year-old boy mimicking lichen striatus along the left thumb with isolated nail involvement of the affected digit. Nail involvement in lichen nitidus is very rare; there are only seven cases of lichen nitidus associated nail changes reported in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such case reported from India.


How to cite this article:
Relhan V, Sandhu J, Garg VK, Khurana N. Linear lichen nitidus with onychodystrophy in a child.Indian J Dermatol 2019;64:62-64


How to cite this URL:
Relhan V, Sandhu J, Garg VK, Khurana N. Linear lichen nitidus with onychodystrophy in a child. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jan 23 ];64:62-64
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