The bandlike infiltrate obscuring the dermoepidermal junction with cytoid
body formation, confluent hyperkeratosis, irregular acanthosis, basal cell liquefactive degeneration, and apoptosis may closely mimic lichen planus.
Thelichenoid lesions typically show histopathologic features indistinguishable from those of lichen planus: orthokeratosis, hypergranulosis, irregularacanthosis, basal cell hydropic degeneration with cytoid
body formation, dense chronic inflammatory infiltration and pigment incontinence (5).
FINBACK : FUNPARK BURLAPS : BYROADS LANTUMS : LONGUES LUMPERS : LIMBECS CYTOID
: CUTLIP PORGIE : PARTIM
Both conventional lichen planus and its subtropicus variant have cytoid
bodies that stain positive to IgG and IgM on direct immunofluorescence microscopy, Dr.