Linear atrophoderma of moulin; a mimicker of linear scleroderma

Authors

  • Swathi Pitchiammal Vairaprakasam Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Ravi Munsing Rathod Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Rashmi Laxman Chavan Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Sahana Krishnarajanagara Siddalingaiah Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences.

Keywords:

Linear Atrophoderma of Moulin, Linear sclroderma, Histopathology

Abstract

Linear atrophoderma of Moulin (LAM) is an acquired, rare and self-limited skin condition. It is characterized by atrophic band-like skin lesions that often show hyperpigmentation and always follow the lines of Blaschko.Lesions in LAM are similar to atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini but lesions in the latter entity do not follow Blaschko’s lines.The close differential diagnosis of LAM is linear scleroderma. As LAM is a benign condition and does not require active intervention it is important to differentiate it from linear scleroderma which is progressive and requires active management.

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Published

2022-04-10

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Vairaprakasam SP, Rathod RM, Chavan RL, Siddalingaiah SK. Linear atrophoderma of moulin; a mimicker of linear scleroderma. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2022Apr.10 [cited 2024Jun.17];31(3):560-1. Available from: http://www.jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/1644

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