LICHEN PLANUS, ZOSTERIFORM

By Gary M. White, MD


Rarely, lichen planus may occur in a zosteriform distribution (LPZ). In one review of LPZ [Indian Dermatol Online J. 2016 Nov-Dec; 7(6): 539–541] the majority were males, aged between 30 and 40 years, with lesions involving mainly the left side of the body. Only two patients had prior history of herpes zoster and one patient had history of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Most (but not all) cases did not have oral nor diffuse lesions. Most patients had only one or two dermatomes involved.

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