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Diseases » Lichen planus » Contagiousness
 

Is Lichen planus Contagious?

Infection and Lichen planus

Lichen planus is not infectious or contagious. Lichen planus has been linked to hepatitis C virus infection, which is contagious through sexual contact.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Lichen planus is possible from one person to another. Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness", "transmission" or "transmissability". Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics or inheriting diseases from parents. For an overview of contagion, see Introduction to Contagion.

 

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