Lichen planus-like keratosis / benign lichenoid keratosis

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Description Below are dermoscopic features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Lichen planus-like keratosis / benign lichenoid keratosis”. The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.


For a more in-depth discussion of associated features, please see the Dermoscopedia page for “Lichen planus-like keratosis / benign lichenoid keratosis”.

Author(s) Lauren Fried
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Below are dermoscopic features commonly associated with the diagnosis “Lichen planus-like keratosis / benign lichenoid keratosis”.[1] The example images have been approved by a panel of experts as representative of each given feature.

For a more in-depth discussion of associated features, please see the Dermoscopedia page for “Lichen planus-like keratosis / benign lichenoid keratosis”.

Coarse gray granularity[edit]

Scattered clumps of pigment with diffuse gray dots and/or granules.[1]

Peppering (evenly spaced gray dots) [edit]

Sharp, cut off borders (scalloped / moth-eaten) [edit]

  1. Fried LJ, Tan A, Berry EG, et al. Dermoscopy Proficiency Expectations for US Dermatology Resident Physicians: Results of a Modified Delphi Survey of Pigmented Lesion Experts. JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 06, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5213