Lichen striatus

Pediatr Dermatol. Mar-Apr 1996;13(2):95-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1996.tb01412.x.


Lichen striatus is a self-limiting inflammatory condition of unknown etiology in which the lesions follow the lines of Blaschko. We report a series of 61 cases of this condition in children, describing the clinical features, age distribution, and season of onset. The preponderance of cases in the preschool-age group and onset in the spring and summer months support the hypothesis of an environmental agent, possibly an infection, in the etiology of the condition.

MeSH terms

  • Age Distribution
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lichenoid Eruptions / etiology
  • Lichenoid Eruptions / microbiology
  • Lichenoid Eruptions / pathology*
  • Male
  • Poisson Distribution
  • Seasons
  • Skin / pathology