Perforating lichen nitidus.

  • H G Bardach
  • Published 1981 in Journal of cutaneous pathology


A skin biopsy from an 8-year-old boy with generalized lichen nitidus revealed a transepidermal perforating lesion never observed before in this disorder. A disturbance in dermo-epidermal interaction with alterations of epidermal cell kinetics could explain this finding in a disease which, curiously, shows many histologic features conducive to transepidermal… (More)


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