Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Nitidus

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosis et Atrophicus

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Key Points

Key Points Lichen planus (LP) is a pruritic eruption that 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 papule…

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Lichen Planus: Treatment

…roquine. Discontinue these agents. In the case of gold-induced lichen planus, resolution may take months. Lesions of oral lichen planus have been reported in associated with dental mercurial amalgams or other dental prosthetics and likely reflect a h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…for about 15% of all cases. Distinct clinical subtypes of oral lichen planus are well recognized: reticular, atrophic, hypertrophic and erosive. Erosive Hypertrophic lichen planus most often occurs on the lower limbs, especially around the ankles….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: References

References Assouly P and Reygagne P (2009) Lichen planopilaris: update 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…

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 be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Clinical Cases

…tient successfully tapered off prednisone therapy Intermittent lichen planus managed with topical corticosteroid therapy (clobetasol propionate) ointment t.i.d. and maintenance phototherapy. Case 2 Oral lichen planus 17-year-old healthy teenage…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous-Cell Carcinoma

…pule on skin damaged badly by sunlight is referred to as solar keratosis. When present as a plaque it is termed Bowen’s disease, and when present as many papules in the anogenital region it is called bowenoid papulosis. Solar keratosis, Bowen&#…