lichen planus

Lichen planus starts at the age of 30-60 years, it is a disease of unknown cause that affects women more frequently. Rapid or slow-onset lesions may persist for months or years. Sometimes there is severe itching. It can cause white-colored rashes in the mouth. It has different clinical forms.

  • Hypertrophic:It is a bright, itchy rash on the skin that is puffy, purple in color.
  • Follicular:It is felt as prickly protrusions.
  • Vesicular:It can be seen in the form of blistered vesicles.
  • Actinic:It is seen on the back of the hand and arms in sun-exposed areas.
  • Ulcerative:It can lead to persistent ulcers on the soles of the feet.
  • Mucosa: It appears as a net-like lace-shaped, white-colored rash on the buccal mucosa. Lips, tongue, gums are the most common places.
  • Lichen Planus on the Scalp:There is scalp involvement that causes baldness.
  • Lichen Planus on the nails:Destructions with longitudinal breaks in the nail bed and fold.

Some medications can cause lichen planus. The most common sites of involvement are wrists, elbows, scalp, anogenital region, anterior legs and soles of the feet.

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