Lichen Nitidus of the Eyelids

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Abstract

Lichen nitidus is a rare, idiopathic inflammatory condition that typically presents as small, flat-topped papules on the chest, abdomen, and upper extremities. The lesions are benign and often asymptomatic and self-resolve. The pediatric population is most often affected. The authors report a case of lichen nitidus presenting as isolated bilateral eyelid lesions increasing in number for several years. Eventual excision and antibiotic/steroid ointment prompted regression.

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