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J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):841-3.

Unilateral lichen planus pigmentosus mimicking acral lentiginous melanoma.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of South Florida, College of Medicine,Tampa, FL 33612, USA.


The authors report a case of a Latin American woman who developed progressive pigmentation primarily involving two digits of her right hand. She was scheduled for amputation based on a presumptive histologic diagnosis of melanoma with regression. Dermatology consultation with repeat biopsies disclosed a lichenoid tissue reaction with marked pigment incontinence and no evidence of melanoma. This report should prompt physicians to include lichen planus pigmentosus in the differential diagnosis of acral lentiginous melanoma.

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