Lichen Aureus and Majocchi’s Disease

  • Enzo Errichetti
  • Giuseppe Stinco


Lichen aureus and Majocchi’s disease represent uncommon subtypes of pigmented purpuric dermatosis. Both diseases are dermatoscopically characterized by the presence of irregular or roundish, nonblanchable, purpuric, reddish dots, globules, and/or patches over a red-brownish or red-coppery background. Additionally, lichen aureus may show gray spots, globules, and a network of brownish to gray interconnected lines, while some telangiectatic vessels may also be seen in Majocchi’s disease.


Lichen aureus Majocchi’s disease Pigmented purpuric dermatosis Capillaritis purpuric Reddish dots Red-coppery background 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical AreaInstitute of Dermatology, University of UdineUdineItaly

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