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Pityriasis lichenoides chronica
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The clinical appearance of pityriasis lichenoides chronica suggests the diagnosis. However, since it can look like psoriasis, lichen planus, or the common bug bite, a skin biopsy is recommended to confirm the diagnosis. A dermatologist is the type of specialist who is most often involved in the diagnosis and care of patients with this condition.
Last updated: 1/17/2013
- Pityriasis Lichenoides. The British Association of Dermatologists. May 2010; http://www.bad.org.uk/site/855/default.aspx. Accessed 1/17/2013.