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Image Number 1018 (Pityriasiform lichenoid eczema)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Pityriasiform lichenoid eczema

Site: Leg

Sex: M

Age: 12

Type: Clinical

Description: Hypopigmented plaques with follicular papules

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis


Patch pityriasiform lichenoid eczema was first reported by  Kitamura in 1966.  It presents as solitary or mutiple hypopigmented plaques cosisting of multiple follicular keratototic papules.  The skin condition usually worsens during the cold season. A small number of patients eventually develop conventional atopic dermatitis.

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