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1. any of certain plants formed by the mutualistic combination of an alga and a fungus.
2. any of various papular skin diseases in which the lesions are typically small, firm papules set very close together.
lichen amyloido´sus a condition characterized by localized cutaneous amyloidosis.
lichen fibromucinoido´sus (lichen myxedemato´sus) a condition resembling myxedema but unassociated with hypothyroidism, marked by mucinosis and a widespread eruption of asymptomatic, soft, pale red or yellowish, discrete papules.
lichen ni´tidus a usually asymptomatic chronic inflammatory eruption consisting of numerous glistening, flat-topped, discrete, smooth, commonly skin-colored micropapules, located most often on the penis, lower abdomen, inner thighs, flexor aspects of the wrists and forearms, breasts, and buttocks. Widespread involvement may produce confluence of the lesions, with formation of scaly plaques.
lichen pila´ris lichen spinulosus.
lichen planopila´ris a variant of lichen planus characterized by formation of cone-shaped horny papules around the hair follicles, in addition to the typical lesions of ordinary lichen planus.
lichen pla´nus an inflammatory skin disease with wide, flat, purplish, shiny papules in circumscribed patches; it may involve the hair follicles, nails, and buccal mucosa; called also lichen ruber planus.
lichen ru´ber monilifor´mis a generalized or localized eruption with either round, dome-shaped, waxy, dark or bright red papules, or waxy, yellow, milia-like papules, often forming a moniliform (string-of-beads) pattern, sometimes arranged in keloidal bands. Some authorities consider the condition to be a variant of lichen simplex chronicus.
lichen ru´ber pla´nus lichen planus.
lichen sclero´sus (lichen sclero´sus et atro´phicus) a chronic atrophic skin disease marked by white papules with an erythematous halo and keratotic plugging. It sometimes affects the vulva (kraurosis vulvae) or penis (balanitis xerotica obliterans).
lichen scrofuloso´rum (lichen scrofulo´sus) a form of tuberculid manifested as an eruption of clusters of lichenoid papules on the trunk of children with tuberculous disease.
lichen sim´plex chro´nicus dermatosis of psychogenic origin, marked by a pruritic discrete, or more often, confluent lichenoid papular eruption, usually confined to a localized area. Mechanical trauma, such as scratching or rubbing the area, is a factor in its development. The lesions may arise from normal skin or they may occur as a complication of other forms of dermatitis. Called also circumscribed or localized neurodermatitis and lichen chronicum simplex.

Treatment consists of administration of corticosteroids applied locally as a cream or given by intralesional injection to relieve the pruritus. The area should be protected by light dressings and the patient encouraged to avoid mental stress, emotional upsets, and irritation of the affected area. The application of very hot or very cold compresses may afford temporary relief of the itching. The condition tends to become chronic with unexplained remissions and reappearance of lesions in a different part of the body.
lichen spinulo´sus a condition in which there is a horn or spine in the center of each hair follicle; called also lichen pilaris.
lichen stria´tus a self-limited condition characterized by a linear lichenoid eruption, usually in children.
lichen urtica´tus papular urticaria.
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li·chen stri·a·'tus

a self-limited papular eruption occurring primarily in children (more commonly in females); the lesions are arranged in linear groups and usually occur on one extremity.
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li·chen stri·a·tus

(lī'ken strī-ā'tŭs)
A self-limited papular eruption occurring primarily in children (more commonly in girls); the lesions are arranged in linear groups and usually occur on one extremity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lichen striatus

A papular eruption usually seen on one extremity of a child. It is arranged in linear groups and consists of pink papules. The disease, though self-limiting, may last for a year or longer.
See also: lichen
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Kessler, "Simultaneous lichen striatus in siblings along the same Blaschko line," Pediatric Dermatology, vol.
McNutt, "Lichen striatus: Histological, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural study of 37 cases," Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, vol.
In our study the nail change with lichen striatus was seen along the line of skin lesions.
In cases with lichen striatus, pityriasis rubra pilaris, pityriasis rosea and erythroderma nail biopsies did not show any specific nail changes.
Other diseases like lichen planus, erythroderma, lichen striatus, pityriasis rubra pilaris and pityriasis rosea were less common.
Nail lichen striatus: clinical features and long-term follow-up of five patients.
Diagnosis patients (%) Lichen planus & variants 1 Classical lichen planus 25 37.87 2 Lichen planus pigmentosus 11 16.66 3 Follicular lichen planus 1 1.51 4 Bullous lichen planus 1 1.51 5 Hypertrophic lichen planus 11 16.66 6 Oral lichen planus 2 3.03 Lichenoid eruptions 1 Lichenoid drug eruption 1 1.51 2 Fixed drug eruption 1 1.51 3 Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus 2 3.03 4 Lupus erythematosus (systemic/discoid) 3 4.54 5 Lichen nitidus 2 3.03 6 Lichen striatus 1 1.51 7 Pityriasis lichenoids chronica 4 6.06 8 Lichenoid tattoo reaction 1 1.51 Total 66 100 Table 4: Epidermal histopathological changes Sl.