Mar 6, 2008

Keratosis lichenoides chronica in an Indian child following erythroderma

International Journal of Dermatology
Ashok Ghorpade


A 4-year-old boy presented with mildly itchy, linear, skin lesions over the trunk, arms, and face of 3 months' duration. He had previously been admitted to a private hospital for generalized exfoliation of the skin following drug intake for fever and throat pain. The nature of the drugs was not known. The exfoliative dermatitis was treated with oral prednisolone, 10 mg daily, tapered over 3 weeks. No further topical or oral medication was given. The present skin lesions started 1 month after the cessation of the steroids. There was no family history of skin lesions, voice changes, or systemic complaints. Cutaneous examination showed multiple violaceous, linear, reticulate ridges with adherent scaling over the chest, back, and neck. There were scaly, flat-topped papules over the extensor aspects of both upper arms and the buttocks, and scaly plaques over the cheeks (Figs 1a-d and 2a,b). The scalp showed diffuse greasy scaling. There were no oral, genital, axillary, or eye lesions. The nails were normal. Systemic examination did not reveal any abnormal finding. Routine hematologic investigations, liver and kidney function tests, tests for hepatitis B and C, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for HIV were normal. Histop...Continue Reading

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Hematology (Discipline)
Entire Scalp
Specimen Type - Genital
Keratosis Blennorrhagica
Lymphocytes as Percentage of Blood Leukocytes (Lab Test)
Prednisolone Oral Product
Nerve Degeneration

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