Lichen Striatus - Symptoms and Treatment
Lichen striatus is a rash that consists of small raised bumps. It usually involves the arms and legs, but can affect any part of the body. This condition does not result in any itching or other symptom. The rashes presents as pink raised spots that join together to form one or more dull red slightly scaly linear bands. It most commonly occurs in children between five and ten years of age. The band formed is generally two mm to two cm in width and might be a few cm in length or might extend to the entire length of the limb. At times two parallel bands may be formed. Lesions may occur on one arm or leg and can also affect the neck or trunk. Generally there are no symptoms but patients might complain of slight or severe itching. This condition generally affects young children. This condition is generally seen in children below the age of sixteen but can also occur in adults. It is a rare and a benign disease. This skin disorder can be easily diagnosed by the doctor. In most of the cases blood test is not required and the diagnosis can be made on the spot. This condition is neither contagious nor dangerous and whoever has suffered from this condition has made a full recovery and no complications have been reported. It starts in a similar way as lichen planus with small bumps but over a period of time it expands to form a long streak or band of affected skin. It is an asymptomatic condition but mild itching might also be present occasionally.
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