Becker nevus with vitiligo and lichen planus: Cocktail of dermatoses


CONTEXT Becker nevus has been reported to be associated with lichen planus (LP) in isolated case reports in past. The association of LP and vitiligo has been noted in few cases and has been attributed to a common autoimmune etiology. The coexistence of lichen planus, vitiligo and Becker nevus has not been reported so far. CASE REPORT A thirty five years old male presented with lesions of Becker nevus along with vitiligo and Lichen planus coexisting at one place on right side of the chest. Vitiligo and Becker nevus could not be treated. Lichen planus was confirmed histopathologically. We were able to treat lichen planus with topical potent steroids, tacrolimus and systemic antihistamines. The vitiligo lesion in our case was resistant to treatment. CONCLUSION This case is being reported for the rare occurrence of three different well defined skin conditions in our patient and reviews the possible known etiological factors for their coexistence.

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@inproceedings{Gupta2010BeckerNW, title={Becker nevus with vitiligo and lichen planus: Cocktail of dermatoses}, author={Sanjeev Gupta and Sunita Gupta and Kamal Aggarwal and Vijay K. Jain}, booktitle={North American journal of medical sciences}, year={2010} }