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Lichen planus

Introduction: Lichen planus

Description of Lichen planus

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Lichen planus: an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Lichen planus: 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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Lichen planus: inflammatory, pruritic disease of the skin and mucous membranes, which can be either generalized or localized; characterized by distinctive purplish, flat-topped papules having a predilection for the trunk and flexor surfaces; lesions may be discrete or coalesce to form plaques.
Source: CRISP

Lichen planus: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Lichen planus: Related Topics

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Lichen planus as a Disease

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Lichen planus: Related Diseases

Lichen planus: Lichen planus is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

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Lichen planus: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Lichen planus:

  • mucocutaneous disease
  • annular lichen planus
  • linear lichen planus
  • ulcerative lichen planus
  • atrophic lichen planus
  • hypertrophic planus
  • actinic planus pigmentosus
  • vesiculaobulbous lichen planus

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Terms Similar to Lichen planus:

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Lichen planus:

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Lichen planus

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Lichen planus can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Lichen planus

The following list attempts to classify Lichen planus into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • lichen
  • disease of the skin,skin condition,skin disease,skin disorder,skin problem
  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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