"Lichen Planus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An inflammatory, pruritic disease of the skin and mucous membranes, which can be either generalized or localized. It is characterized by distinctive purplish, flat-topped papules having a predilection for the trunk and flexor surfaces. The lesions may be discrete or coalesce to form plaques. Histologically, there is a "saw-tooth" pattern of epidermal hyperplasia and vacuolar alteration of the basal layer of the epidermis along with an intense upper dermal inflammatory infiltrate composed predominantly of T-cells. Etiology is unknown.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Lichen Planus" by people in Profiles.
Lichen Planus Pemphigoides Associated With PD-1 and PD-L1 Inhibitors: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2022 May 01; 44(5):360-367.
Hypopigmented Macules as Manifestation of Lichen Planus and Lichen Planopilaris. Am J Dermatopathol. 2019 Jul; 41(7):514-517.
Violaceous Eruption on the Head and Extremities. Lichen Planus Actinicus. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Oct; 151(10):1121-2.
Lichen planopilaris is associated with HLA DRB1*11 and DQB1*03 alleles. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 Feb; 95(2):177-80.
Atypical ulcers. Dermatol Ther. 2013 May-Jun; 26(3):222-35.
Lymphoma in pregnancy initially diagnosed as vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia and lichen planus. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Aug; 118(2 Pt 2):486-489.
Lichen planus arising in radiation therapy treatment sites. Cutis. 2008 Nov; 82(5):353-5.
Lichen planopilaris and psoriasis. Dermatol Online J. 2008 Oct 15; 14(10):4.
Lichen planus actinicus. Dermatol Online J. 2007 Jan 27; 13(1):13.
Inflammatory ulcers. Clin Dermatol. 2007 Jan-Feb; 25(1):131-8.