Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136--138

Lichen Planopilaris developing at the margins of a sebaceous nevus of jadassohn: Co-existence or etiologic association?


Alexander C Katoulis1, Despina Mortaki1, Dimitrios Sgouros1, Aikaterini I Liakou1, Evangelia Bozi1, Dimitra Koumaki1, Korina Tzima1, Ioannis Panayiotides2 
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, “Attikon” University General Hospital, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Pathology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, “Attikon” University General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dimitrios Sgouros
2nd Department of Dermatology and Venereology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, “Attikon” University General Hospital, 1 Rimini Str, 12462 - Chaidari, Athens
Greece

Sebaceous nevus (SN), is a skin hamartoma, combining a variety of epidermal, follicular, sebaceous, and apocrine abnormalities. Although usually present at birth, it may become apparent later in life appearing as a yellowish-brown, verrucous plaque with alopecia. SN is implicated with secondary tumors arising on the hairless plaque during the adulthood. Lichen planopilaris is a common, primary lymphocytic scarring alopecia of unknown etiology, characterized by lichenoid/interface perifollicular lymphocytic infiltrate occurring at the level of the infundibulum and the isthmus. Here, we present a case of a 48-year-old Caucasian male with lichen planopilaris lesions developing at the periphery of a preexisting SN. Our case raises the question, whether the development of lichen planopilaris was coincidental, or is it indicative of an etiologic association between the lichen planopilaris and SN.


How to cite this article:
Katoulis AC, Mortaki D, Sgouros D, Liakou AI, Bozi E, Koumaki D, Tzima K, Panayiotides I. Lichen Planopilaris developing at the margins of a sebaceous nevus of jadassohn: Co-existence or etiologic association?.Indian J Dermatol 2020;65:136-138


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Katoulis AC, Mortaki D, Sgouros D, Liakou AI, Bozi E, Koumaki D, Tzima K, Panayiotides I. Lichen Planopilaris developing at the margins of a sebaceous nevus of jadassohn: Co-existence or etiologic association?. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];65:136-138
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