[Lichen ruber only in skin areas exposed to light]

Hautarzt. 1991 Jan;42(1):48-9.
[Article in German]


In a patient with lichen ruber, skin lesions appeared exclusively on sun-exposed sections of the body. This localization is atypical in Europe. In tropical and subtropical countries lichen ruber actinicus can be observed in up to 30% of the population.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Lichen Planus / diagnosis
  • Lichen Planus / pathology*
  • Male
  • Photosensitivity Disorders / diagnosis
  • Photosensitivity Disorders / pathology*
  • Sunlight