A solitary pink lesion: dermoscopy and RCM features of lichen planus.

Pezzini C, Piana S, Longo C, Benati E, Borsari S, Specchio F, Moscarella E. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2017 Oct 31;7(4):43-45. doi: 10.5826/dpc.0704a10.


We present an unusual onset of cutaneous lichen planus (LP) in a middle-aged patient. The initial presentation as solitary, indolent pink lesion required further investigations to rule out malignancy, especially amelanotic melanoma. Dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy findings were found to be helpful in our case in addressing the correct diagnosis.

KEYWORDS:dermoscopy; lichen planus; reflectance confocal microscopy; solitary lesion

PMID: 29214109 PMCID: PMC5718126 DOI: 10.5826/dpc.0704a10