Lichen Planus Tropicus

  • John H. S. Pettit
  • Lawrence Charles Parish


Lichen planus tropicus, also known as lichen planus subtropicus and lichen planus actinicus, is sometimes confused and categorized with actinic reticuloid. It is categorized by annular plaques with minimally raised borders and bluish-brown centers.


Lichen Planus Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Granuloma Annulare Basal Cell Cancer Rete Ridge 
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Selected Readings

  1. Dilaimy, M: Lichen planus subtropicus. Arch Dermatol 1976; 112:1251.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Dostrovsky, A, Sagher, F: Lichen planus in subtropical countries. Arch Dermatol Syphilol 1949; 59:308.Google Scholar
  3. Verhagen, ARHB, Koten, JW: Lichenoid melanodermatitis: A clinicopathologic study of 51 Kenyan patients with so-called tropical lichen planus. Br J Dermatol 1979; 101:651.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Zanca, A, Zanca, A: Lichen planus actinicus. Int J Dermatol 1978; 17:506.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. S. Pettit
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence Charles Parish
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Tropical MedicineLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolEngland
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversiti KebangsaanKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyJefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Division of DermatologyUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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