Lichen ruber planus/Lichen aureus.

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Bonifazi E. 2011. Lichen ruber planus/Lichen aureus. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 21 (4):196 -97.


Bonifazi E.
pp. 196 - 197


Despite the similarity of the name, lichen ruber planus and lichen aureus are two different entities. The first is an autoimmune disease, the second is a capillaritis of uncertain etiopathogenesis. When there are only skin pigmentary findings the differential diagnosis between the two diseases can be particularly difficult. Dermoscopy can be useful to overcome the problem.


Lichen ruber planus, lichen aureus