|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 1991 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 318
Graham - little syndrome
MM Udagani, R Shankar, B Siddaramappa, BSM Swamy
M M Udagani
|How to cite this article:|
Udagani M M, Shankar R, Siddaramappa B, Swamy B. Graham - little syndrome. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1991;57:318
|How to cite this URL:|
Udagani M M, Shankar R, Siddaramappa B, Swamy B. Graham - little syndrome. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1991 [cited 2013 May 18];57:318. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?1991/57/6/318/3726
To the Editor,
This condition is also known as lichen spinulosus et folliculitis decalvans of Graham Little which is characterized by patchy cicatricial alopecia of the scalp and by patches of follicular spinous papules involving trunk, the upper parts of arms, legs and scalp. In addition, there may be patches of alopecia (noncicatricial appearance) in axillae and pubic areas. This syndrome with many variants has many names, but there is considerable agreement that it is a variant of follicular lichen planus.  We are reporting this condition because of historical importance.
A boy aged about 13 years had skin lesions on trunk and scalp of one year duration. Scalp lesions were progressive and there was loss of hair. Cutaneous examination revealed multiple, violaceous, cicatricial, alopecia on temporal and occipital areas [Figure - 1]. Patient had multiple violaceous follicular and papular lesions on trunk. There were few non cicatricial alopecia lesions in right axilla and on right eyebrow. All routine investigations were within normal limits. Biopsy revealed follicular lichen planus.
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|1.||Domonkos AN, Arnold HL and Odom RB : Andrew's disease of the skin, 7th ed, WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1982; p 266. |
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