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Facial lichen striatus
  1. Enrico Valerio1,
  2. Chiara Giordano2,
  3. Simone Mameli3,
  4. Alessandro Poles2,
  5. Mario Cutrone4
  1. 1Pediatrics and Neonatology Unit, Ospedale “Pietro Cosma”, Camposampiero (Padova), Italy
  2. 2Medical School, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
  3. 3Medical School, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  4. 4Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Ospedale “Dell'Angelo”, Mestre (Venezia), Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Enrico Valerio, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, “Pietro Cosma” Hospital, Via Pietro Cosma 1, Camposampiero (Padova) 35012, Italy;{at}

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A 9-year-old girl presented with a 15-day history of abrupt onset of a papular, non-itchy frontofacial rash (figure 1). Her recent anamnesis was negative for contact dermatitis. She had no signs of other dermatological disease (eg, eczema or psoriasis). The rest of the physical examination was normal. The classic appearance and distribution of the rash along Blaschko's lines (BL) (figure 2) was consistent with facial lichen striatus …

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  • Contributors EV wrote the first draft of the manuscript. CG, SM, AP and MC contributed to the critical revision of the manuscript. MC obtained photographic documentation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.