Keratosis lichenoides chronica
The disease affects both sexes about equally. A majority of the patients in the literature are of Northern European descent, although patients of other ethnicities have also been reported. The mean time to diagnosis of KLC is 9 years given its rarity and similarities to other keratotic skin diseases. While it is a progressive condition, improvement has been reported with aging or in the summer.
KLC is rarely seen in children, where it presents with differing clinical features than in adults. Possible autosomal recessive inheritance has been proposed in these patients.
L82.1 – Other seborrheic keratosis
373601005 – Keratosis lichenoides chronica
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Last Updated: 07/17/2017