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Image Number 4952 (Lichen nitidus)


Diagnosis: Lichen nitidus

Site: Hand,dorsum

Sex: M

Age: 20


Description: Multipe small papules

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis


A 20 year-old Hispanic male presented with the recent onset of multiple small "bumps" on the tops of both hands. The lesions were mildly pruritic. Biopsy revealed classic findings of lichen nitidus. He was treated with topical application of mid-potency steroids.

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