Zosteriform lichen planus

Danielle Perry, Nasim Fazel

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A 95-year-old woman presented with a 4-month history of a pruritic eruption involving her trunk, medial thighs, and lesions limited to the C5 dermatome of the left upper extremity. Punch biopsy supported a clinical diagnosis of zosteriform lichen planus. Linear lichen planus refers to lichen planus with a unilateral linear distribution. This variant may present as an example of the Wolf isotopic response, or more rarely, a de novo eruption on previously-normal skin. In very rare instances linear lichen planus presents in a segmental fashion corresponding to a dermatome and is termed zosteriform lichen planus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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