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Dermatology Review/Przegląd Dermatologiczny
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abstract:
Case report

Eruptive lichen planus in a six-year-old boy

Paulina Szczepanik-Kułak
1
,
Joanna Bartosińska
1
,
Bartłomiej Wawrzycki
1
,
Dorota Krasowska
1

1.
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Pediatric Dermatology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland/ Katedra i Klinika Dermatologii, Wenerologii i Dermatologii Dziecięcej Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Lublinie, Polska
Dermatol Rev/Przegl Dermatol 2019, 106, 310–320
Online publish date: 2019/08/24
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Introduction
Lichen planus is rarely encountered in children, with less than 2–3% of all cases. Variants, response to the treatment and prognosis are almost the same in both children and adult patients. Early diagnosis as well as proper treatment shorten the duration of time and improve the quality of life.

Objective
To present a case of a six-year-old boy diagnosed with eruptive lichen planus.

Case Report
A six-year-old boy was hospitalised because of eruptive form of lichen planus. Treatment with systemic glucocorticosteroids, antihistamines, hydrocortisone, mometasone ointment and narrowband UVB phototherapy resulted in a fast clinical improvement.

Conclusions
This case indicates that the diagnosis of lichen planus has to be taken under consideration in cases of pruritic papules in children. In this case systemic medication was required because of the severe course of disease.

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lichen planus, children, treatment

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