Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus (LP) is an inflammatory disease that can affect the skin and mucosal surfaces.


LP can cause significant symptoms that often affect patient’s quality of life.

  • Itching is the most common symptom of skin lesions.
  • Pain is the most common symptom of mucosal lesions.
  • Rarely, long-standing lesions of LP can develop Squamous Cell Carcinoma.


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Treatment of LP focuses on improving symptoms and quality of life.

  • Topical steroids
  • Oral steroids
  • Systemic immune modulators
  • Phototherapy

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