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Vol 23. no 2
June 2018

Frictional lichenoid dermatitis – rare variant of atopic dermatitis – case study (summary)
Andrzej Kazimierz Jaworek, Magdalena Jaworek, Ryszard Kurzawa, Anna Wojas-Pelc, Marcin Ziętkiewicz, Zbigniew Zdrojewski
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin disease with diverse clinical presentation. The disease is characterized by intense itching and recurrent eczematous lesions. AD is a disease frequently associated with other diseases of the atopic diathesis (atopic asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergy). It is characterized by a complex, heterogeneous pathogenesis with a wide spectrum of clinical phenotypes. Nowadays AD is the most common inflammatory skin disease worldwide. Enteropathogenesis of AD is multifactorial and results from interactions between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. In the diagnosis of AD the criteria established by Jon M Hanifin and Georg Rajka are the most often refferd to. Besides fully-symptomatic cases of AD, there are atypical or minor disease manifestations. Frictional lichenoid dermatitis (FLD) is a rare manifestation of AD. FLD also reffered to as Sutton’s summer prurigo, recurrent popular eruption of childhood, sandbox dermatitis, summertime pityriasis of the elbow and knee. The hallmark of the disease is lichenoid, skin colored papules, mainly on the elbows, knees and back of the hands with itch. We present a case of FLD with differential diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Keywords: atopic dermatitis, frictional lichenoid dermatitis, phenotypes, differential diagnosis
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