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Wickham striae


Wickham striae are whitish lines[1] visible in the papules of lichen planus and other dermatoses, typically in the oral mucosa. The macroscopic appearance shows hypergranulosis. It is named after Louis Frédéric Wickham.[2][3]


  1. ^ "MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Lichen planus on the arm". 
  2. ^ synd/2520 at Who Named It?
  3. ^ Steffen C, Dupree ML (2004). "Louis-Frédéric Wickham and the Wickham's striae of lichen planus". Skinmed 3 (5): 287–9.  

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