Journal article

Lichen striatus in a pregnant woman.

Sarah Brennand, Sant Khan, Alvin H Chong

Australasian Journal of Dermatology | Published : 2005


We report a case of lichen striatus in a 37-year-old woman in the third trimester of pregnancy. She presented at 35 weeks of pregnancy with a 6-week history of a pruritic rash on the left side of her abdomen. Examination revealed an erythematous papular eruption arranged in a linear fashion from the umbilicus to the left mid back. Histological examination demonstrated lichenoid perivascular and periadnexal inflammatory infiltrate and the presence of colloid bodies. The eruption resolved prior to delivery with the application of mometasone furoate 0.1% ointment.