Lichen nitidus

    Article Contributors: 
    Sean Klepper M.D.
    Artur Zembowicz M.D....

    Clinical Features:

    • Numerous 1-mm flesh-colored papules most commonly on the trunk and penis in children

    Histologic Features:

    • A focal round collection of lymphocytes in the papillary dermis
    • The overlying epidermis is atrophic, often with parakeratosis, and the rete ridges form collarettes extending down around the dermal lymphocytes, forming a "ball in clutch."
    • Focal vacuolar alteration of the stratum basale
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    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

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    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection