Lichen Striatus Followed by Classical Lichen Planus: States of a Disease Spectrum?
Classical lichen planus and lichen striatus represent separate entities within the group of lichenoid dermatoses with clinical and histologic well-defined differences. A possible relationship between both has been proposed. We present a case of a 38-year-old woman with a consecutive diagnosis of lichen striatus followed by classical lichen planus within three months. Some authors have questioned whether there is an intermediate form between these two entities or if they represent different states or opposite ends of the same disease spectrum. These questions are unlikely to be resolved until the pathophysiology of these two diseases is clarified.
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