Lichen aureus is a rare and chronic localized variant of pigmented purpuric dermatoses.
Additionally, a recent report described lichen aureus induced by interferon-alpha plus ribavirin (4).
Clinical characteristics alone are usually adequate to diagnose lichen aureus.
There has been one case of localized morphea that was preceded by lichen aureus (6).
A variety of therapies have been used for lichen aureus, including topical steroids, topical pimecrolimus 1% cream (8), phototherapy (9), and systemic calcium dobesilate (10), as well as a combination of pentoxifylline and prostacyclin (11).
Lichen nitidus, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, benign lichenoid keratoses, lichen aureus, pityriasis lichenoides, and keratosis lichenoides chronica.
Resolution of lichen aureus in a 10-year-old child after topical pimecrolimus.