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17. Picture of Lichen Striatus on Legs

Picture of Lichen Striatus on Legs
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric DermatologySamuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard KristalCopyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Lichen striatus is a condition that is common in children. It most often affects those 6 to 14 years of age. Girls are more prone to develop the condition than boys. Red or flesh-colored, scaly lesions tend to appear on one side of the body. The lesions form a line that sometimes extends the length of the affected limb. The child may complain of extreme itching at the site of the lesions. Lichen striatus is most often treated with topical steroids. The exact cause of the condition is unknown. Outbreaks occur most often in the spring and summer. A virus may be responsible for the condition.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Lichen Striatus"

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