Generalized hypertrophic lichen planus: an atypical presentation of a characteristic disease

Mirchandani, Sharan and Ballal, Devesh Sanjeev and Rodrigues, Gabriel Sunil and Pai, Kanthilatha (2020) Generalized hypertrophic lichen planus: an atypical presentation of a characteristic disease. Medicine And Pharmacy Reports, 93 (2). pp. 210-212. ISSN 2602-0807

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Abstract

Lichen planus is a common chronic inflammatory condition that affects skin and mucous membranes. Management is often delayed because of patient embarrassment or misdiagnosis by the clinician. Early recognition and treatment is essential to reduce the morbidity of this condition. We present a 58-year-old woman diagnosed with generalized hypertrophic lichen planus, a rare event, reported to occur usually on lower extremities, but found to be generalized in our patient, requiring excision of symptomatic lesions. We suggest a multidisciplinary approach to allay the anxiety and symptoms of these patients and to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lichen planus; Inflammation; Pruritis; Excision; Steroids; Recurrence
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2021 12:19
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2021 12:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/157040

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