It is a relatively rare, chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by asymptomatic, flat-topped and skin-colored micropapules. Lichen nitidus mainly affects children and young adults. The skin is primarily affected in this condition. Mucous membranes and nails also may involve. Lichen planus can clinically mimic and can sometimes coexist with lichen nitidus. Lichen nitidus is a benign disease with no associated mortality or complications. Lesions are typically distributed on the penis, genital area, abdomen, and extremities. Various clinical forms of the disease such as confluent, vesicular, hemorrhagic, palmoplantar, follicular, perforating, linear are often defined. The generalized form of the disease is rare.
A study was carried out to share our experience about various dermatoses prevalent among children up to five years of age attending skin OPD at RNT Medical College and MB Government Hospital, Udaipur, India. Amongst papulosquamous disorders, lichen nitidus was observed in 5 subjects (29.41%).