II. Symptoms

  1. Asymptomatic
  2. Pruritus is rare

III. Signs

  1. Tiny (1 mm) hypopigmented slightly elevated Papules
  2. Distribution
    1. Penis (see Penile Lesion)
    2. Arms
    3. Abdomen
  3. Often found on non-genital skin
  4. Distinguish from Genital Herpes and pearly penile Papules

IV. Management

  1. Various medications have been used (Corticosteroids, Cyclosporine, Itraconazole, Phototherapy)
  2. Avoid laser ablation due to scarring risk

V. Course

  1. May resolve spontaneously without treatment

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Ontology: Lichen Nitidus (C0162849)

Definition (MSH) A chronic inflammatory disease characterized by shiny, flat-topped, usually flesh-colored micropapules no larger than the head of a pin. Lesions are localized in the early stages, found chiefly on the lower abdomen, penis, and inner surface of the thighs. Distribution may become generalized as the disease progresses.
Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
MSH D017513
ICD9 697.1
ICD10 L44.1
SnomedCT 41890004, 25147002
Japanese 光沢苔癬, コウタクタイセン
Swedish Lichen nitidus
Czech lichen nitidus, Lichen nitidus
Finnish Lichen nitidus
English lichen nitidus (diagnosis), lichen nitidus, Lichen Nitidus [Disease/Finding], Lichen Nitidus, Lichen nitidus, Pinkus' disease, Lichen nitidus (disorder), Pinkus, lichen; nitidus, nitidus; lichen
Korean 광택태선
Polish Liszaj lśniący
Hungarian Lichen nitidus
Norwegian Lichen nitidus
Dutch lichen; nitidus, nitidus; lichen, lichen nitidus, Lichen nitidus
Spanish enfermedad de Pinkus, liquen nítido (trastorno), liquen nítido, Liquen nítido, Liquen Nítido
Portuguese Líquen nítido, Líquen Nitido
French Lichen nitidus
German Lichen nitidus
Italian Lichen nitidus