"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.
Tofacitinib for the treatment of lichen planopilaris: A case series. Dermatol Ther. 2018 11; 31(6):e12656.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in Hypertrophic Lichen Planus: A Review and Analysis of 38 Cases. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Dec; 41(12):1411-8.