Generalized lichen nitidus in an 11-year-old boy.
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Lichen nitidus (LN) is rare, chronic inflammatory, papular eruption, characterized by asymptomatic, pinhead-sized papules on neck, trunk, limbs, abdomen and penile shaft. It is often localized, but can be generalized. Here is reported a case of generalized lichen nitidus in an 11-year-old boy successfully treated with systemic corticosteroids and tacrolimus ointment.