Lichen planus pigmetosus-like ashy dermatosis

  • Francesco Tripodi Cutrì | tripodimail@interfree.it Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
  • Eleonora Ruocco Department of Dermatology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
  • Guido Pettinato Department of Anatomopathology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Ciancia Department of Anatomopathology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

Abstract

Ashy dermatosis, also known as erythema dyschromicum perstans, is an idiopathic dermal melanosis of unknown etiology. We here describe an unusual case of 63-year-old Caucasian male with ashy dermatosis and skin lesion of lichen pigmentosus-like. No treatment was tried because the lesions were totally asymptomatic. After a control, three months later, all lesions had cleared up. This case is of interest because it proves the existence of ashy dermatosis with clinical aspect lichen planus pigmentosus-like. This is the first case in the literature of lichen planus pigmentosuslike ashy dermatosis confirming the view that ashy dermatosis is a variant of lichen planus without the typically band-like infiltrate and Max Joseph spaces.

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Published
2011-12-06
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lichen planus pigmentosus-like ashy dermatosis
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Tripodi Cutrì, F., Ruocco, E., Pettinato, G., & Ciancia, G. (2011). Lichen planus pigmetosus-like ashy dermatosis. Dermatology Reports, 3(3), e46. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2011.e46