Actinic lichen planus is a clinical veriant of lichen planus, involving mainly sun-exposed areas and mainifested as annular lesions with a pigmented center surrounded by a hypopigmented zone.
A rare presentation of actinic lichen planus mimicks melasma but have distinctive lnstopathologic picture in favour of actinic lichen planus. Herein, we report a 14-year-oldboy who presented with a melasma-like patch on the left side of forehead. Histopathologic findings including pigmentation of basal layer accompanied with vacuolization and also pigmentary macrophages in dermis were in favour of actinic lichen planus
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi ,Mohammad Reza Mortazavi ,Zahra Safaee Naraghi ,Mani Mohammad Zadeh ,
Actinic lichen planus mimicking melasma: a case report,
Iran. J. Dermatol. 2003;
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