Search Results for: lichen planus-like keratosis

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Nitidus

…ntense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant factitious lesions being erythematous, often scaly, macules, patches, papules, and plaques that tend to become lichenified, eroded, ulcerated, and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus

…ntense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant factitious lesions being erythematous, often scaly, macules, patches, papules, and plaques that tend to become lichenified, eroded, ulcerated, and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Key Points

…t may be self-limited or chronic, and may affect skin, mucosa (including the esophagus), and hair. The classic morphology of lichen planus is violaceous-to-purple, flat-topped polygonal papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Treatment

….i.d.) and apply as necessary to control lesions. Reduce antihistamines to levels necessary to control pruritus. Generalized lichen planus Initial therapy First-line treatment: Treat with oral prednisone (or an equivalent steroid) at 40-60 mg/day….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…nd symmetric. Oral mucosa is commonly affected (15% of cases), and buccal mucosal disease is present in 90% of cases of oral lichen planus. When oral involvement is present, patients may subjectively complain of discomfort, stinging, or pain due to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: References

…te on diagnosis and treatment, Semin Cutan Med Surg, 28:3-10. Asch S and G Goldenberg (2011) Systemic treatment of cutaneous lichen planus: an update, Cutis, 87:129-134. Birkenfeld S et al (2011) A study on the association with hepatitis B and…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…region it is called bowenoid papulosis. Solar keratosis, Bowen’s disease, and bowenoid papulosis, as well as arsenical keratosis and radiation keratosis, are euphemisms for various types of superficial squamous cell carcinoma. Very…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Clinical Cases

…one therapy, which leads to full resolution of skin lesions Patient successfully tapered off prednisone therapy Intermittent lichen planus managed with topical corticosteroid therapy (clobetasol propionate) ointment t.i.d. and maintenance…