Generalized lichen nitidus

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2002 Mar;27(2):115-7. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2230.2002.00971.x.


We report a 38-year-old man who presented with a generalized papular eruption that was clinically and histologically consistent with lichen nitidus. This patient's condition had been persistent for approximately 1 year; however, soon after assuming employment that entailed significant, regular sun exposure, the patient noted marked clearing of his lesions in sun-exposed areas. This case corroborates previous reports that suggest that generalized lichen nitidus can be successfully managed with ultraviolet light therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Lichen Nitidus / therapy*
  • Male
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Sunlight
  • Ultraviolet Therapy / methods*