DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Rare variant of lichen planus (<1% of all lichen planus cases) with epithelial atrophy and focal hyperpigmentation; clinically similarities to the generalized lichen sclerosus et atrophicus can be found.
In particular the anular lichen planus tends to central atrophy of the lesions. Atrophy is also observed as a stage of healing of the planus lichen. In this respect, they also include disease states that occur in the course of a long-term lichen planus.
Atrophy is also observed in lichen planus infestation of the nails up to complete nail loss.
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Mostly few, centrally sunken, 0.2-0.5 cm, but also brownish, occasionally bluish lesions confluent to larger anular plaques with atrophic parchment-like surface. Loss of hair and follicular ostia.
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Arduino PG et al (2014) Pimecrolimus vs. tacrolimus for the topicaltreatment
of unresponsive oral erosive lichen planus: a 8 week randomizeddouble-blind
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Li B et al (2010) Annular atrophic lichen planus. Eur J Dermatol 20:842-843
Sugashima Y et al. (2012) Annular atrophic lichen planus of the lip. Dermatol Online J 18:14
Incoming links (8)Anonychie acquired; Erythema; Erythema dyschromicum perstans; Interface dermatitis; Lichen atrophique; Lichen plan sclèreux; Maculae atrophicae; Variegated parakeratosis;
Outgoing links (5)Lichen planopilaris; Lichen planus bullosus; Lichen planus classic type; Lichen sclerosus (overview); Scleroderma (overview);
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