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Image Number 991 (Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC))


Diagnosis: Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC)

Site: Ankle

Sex: M

Age: 52

Type: Clinical

Description: Large lichenified plaque on the ankle

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


An adult man complained a very itchy skin lesion on the front of the ankle of his left foot. The itching was paroxysmal and severe. On examination, there was a well-defined, thickened and hyperpigmented large plaque spreading across the front of left ankle. This is a case of lichen simplex chronicus which commonly involves the ankle region in adult people.

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