Linear Lichen Planopilaris of the Face: Case Report and Review

Skin Appendage Disord. 2016 Sep;2(1-2):72-75. doi: 10.1159/000446967. Epub 2016 Aug 25.


We describe the case of a 45-year-old man who presented with a 5-month history of unilateral pruritic linear erythematous papules and atrophy on the chin and mandibular area. Dermoscopy showed areas of cicatricial alopecia with absence of follicular openings, perifollicular erythema and pigment. Lichen planopilaris of the face is a rare variant with only 13 cases reported in the literature.

Keywords: Face; Lichen planopilaris of the face; Linear lichen planopilaris.