lichen ruber planus


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Noun1.lichen ruber planus - an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighslichen ruber 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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Electron microscopic demonstration of bacteria in the skin of patients with lichen ruber planus. Nature 1965;207(992):96-8.
CP, a potent corticosteroid with marked antiinflammatory action, has emerged as a topical medication for the treatment of inflammatory and immunological skin disorders, such as acute dermatitis and chronic dermatosis, such as lichen ruber planus, psoriatic plaques, and lichen sclerosus.