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DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Rare brownish coloured variant of the classic Lichen planus, often located in the large articular flexures, in which the characteristic red-violet colour of the Lichen planus is supplemented or completely replaced by a brown colour component.
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Occurrence/EpidemiologyThis section has been translated automatically.
Has been described preferably in Caucasians and Asians.
Worldwide, about 50 cases have been described so far (Note: such numbers say little about the actual prevalence of the Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus, which every practicing dermatologist has already found in his clients).
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Affected are adults between 40 and 60 years of age. In children this clinical picture has not been described. w>m=2:1
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The lichen planus pigmentosus occurs mainly in the intertriginous areas, i.e. axillary, in the popliteal fossa, submammary, in the groin region as well as on the vulva and penis.
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Well-demarcated, disseminated, 0.2-0.5 cm, only mildly pruritic, purplish-brown or homogeneous brown patches are found. These may confluence to form extensive, irregularly configured, patches. The lesions tend to be chronic, lasting months or years.
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LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Chen S et al (2015) Lichen planus pigmentosus-inversus: report of three Chinese cases and review of the published work. J Dermatol 42: 77-80
- Ghorbel HH et al (2014) Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 80:580
- Murzaku EC et al (2014) Axillary lichen planus pigmentosus-inversus: dermoscopic clues of a rare entity. Diagnosis: lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP). J Am Acad Dermatol 71:e119-20
- Pock L et al (2001) Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 15: 452-454
- Schmid C et al (2018) Slate grey patches in both armpits. Dermatologist 69: 177-179
- Sindhura KB (2015) Lichen planus pigmentosus: a retrospective clinico-epidemiological study with emphasis on the rare follicular variant. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol doi: 10.1111/jdv.1345
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