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Image Number 1372 (Lichen planus actinicus)


Diagnosis: Lichen planus actinicus

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 60


Description: Brownish patches in photosensitive distribution.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: A 60-year-old woman presented with an asymptomatic, cosmetically bothering, brown-blackish macules and patches involving the face and dorsal surface of hands (photo-exposed sites) of many months duration. Actinic Lichen planus may present clinically in different patterns, one of these patterns is lichen pigmentosus-like as in this case.

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