A case of lichen aureus successfully treated with 595 nm wavelength pulsed-dye laser.

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Summary of "A case of lichen aureus successfully treated with 595 nm wavelength pulsed-dye laser."

Lichen aureus (LA) is a variant of pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPDs) that typically presents with the acute onset of a solitary, unilateral, purple to rust-yellow colored lichenoid patch or plaque on lower extremities. Treatment remains challenging and is based on anecdotal case reports often with poor results.


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Name: Journal of cosmetic dermatology
ISSN: 1473-2165


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