Diffuse and bilateral lichen striatus.

How to Cite

Bellosta M., Baldini F. 1999. Diffuse and bilateral lichen striatus. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 9 (1):9-12.


Bellosta M. Baldini F.
pp. 9-12


Lichen striatus is a rare, linear, inflammatory skin disorder, which is due to not well defined causes. Lichen striatus usually appears in the first decade, more frequently in females, and spontaneously regresses within a few months. Its typical linear and mosaic distribution is due to a preexisting gene mutation, which is not phenotypically evident. The latter is unveiled by an exogenous, probably viral factor. Here is reported a 3-year-old little girl, affected from the age of 8 months by diffuse and bilateral lichen striatus.


Lichen striatus, Blaschko lines