lichen planus


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Noun1.lichen planus - an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighslichen planus - an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs
lichen - any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
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lichen planus

n liquen plano
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Murray, "Variations in presentations of esophageal involvement in lichen planus," Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol.
Eczema, acne, allergy, skin irritation and lichen planus ranked among the top five skin diseases in the region.
The 35-year-old is an undergraduate marketing manager at the University of Wolverhampton, who has suffered with lichen planus, an autoimmune skin condition.
A variety of medications have been used for palliation of oral lichen planus, including corticosteroids, cyclosporine, calcineurin inhibitors, retinoids, and biologics, but few have been evaluated in larger series of patients, he pointed out.
Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic, inflammatory, and immune-mediated papulosquamous dermatosis that involves the skin, scalp, nails, and mucous membranes.
Clinically the white keratotic lesions may have similar appearance but different stimuli and sometimes these lesions may give clinical picture of accurate diagnosis such as in case of candidial fungal infections and lichen planus. 8 Oral white mucosal lesions can be histopathologically divided into two types: they may be dysplatic or non-dysplastic.9 Dysplastic lesions are those that show histopathological abnormality suggesting that the lesion has a pronounced expectance of malignant convergence.8,9 Dysplasia's are greatly known for their malignant behavior to the extent of 5-18%.
Lichen planus which usually comes on in middle age, especially in women.
(3) It is thought to be a subtype of lichen planus, although this is still debated.
Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of impaired glucose metabolism among patients with lichen planus.
The report of Institute of Skin Diseases Sindh further added that a big number of face wrinkles, eczema, bacterial infection, viral infection, heat rashes, psoriasis, lichen planus and other skin diseases were also reported this time period.
The report further said a big number of face wrinkles, eczema, bacterial infection, viral infection, heat rashes, psoriasis, lichen planus and other skin diseases were also reported this time period.