Lichen Planus

About- Lichen planus also called lichen ruber planus is an inflammatory condition of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. 
  • Blisters
  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nail damage or loss
  • Painful or burning sensation in the mouth
  • Purplish, flat-topped lesions or bumps, mostly on the inner forearm, wrist or ankle
  • Scalp discoloration
  • Thin white lines over the rash
  • Vaginal ulcers
  • White patches in the mouth, inside the cheeks or on the gums, lips or tongue
The exact reason is not clearly understood. It is an autoimmune disorder that means it occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes. Some trigger factors include
  • Exposure to certain pigments, chemicals, and metals
  • Flu vaccine
  • Hepatitis C infection
  • Intake of pain relievers and other medications for heart disease, high blood pressure or arthritis
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