Lichen striatus is a rare but benign skin eruption that occurs mainly
in young children. The cause of lichen striatus is unknown.
Lichen striatus presents as pink papules that in the cause of weeks
form a linear band. The surface may be somewhat scaly. The band is
usually a few millimeters in width and can be of considerable length.
Sometimes the band may extend the entire length of the leg of arm.
Lichen striatus is mainly found on the arms and legs but can also
affect the trunk. Lichen striatus may itch but in most cases there are
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The cause of lichen striatus is unknown.
No effective treatment for lichen striatus is known. It is a
self-limiting disease and will usually resolve within one year.