Bullous lichen planus - a review.
Bullous lichen planus - a review. J Dermatol Case Rep. 2017 Mar 31;11(1):1-4 Authors: Liakopoulou A, Rallis E Abstract Bullous lichen planus is a rare variant of lichen planus. It is characterized by vesicles or bullae, which usually develop in the context of pre-existing LP lesions. It is often misdiagnosed and should be differentiated from other subepidermal bullous diseases especially lichen planus pemphigoides. The diagnosis is based on clinical suspicion and is confirmed by histopathology and immunofluoresence. The clinical features of bullous lichen planus include typical lichen planus lesions, accompanied by the formation of bullae on the affected or perilesional skin. This is evident on histology, with alteration of the dermo-epidermal junction and intrabasal bullae as a consequence of extensive inflammation. The histologic features in conjunction with the negative immunofluoresence indicate that bullous lichen planus is a form of "hyper-reactive lichen planus" rather than a distinct entity. There is no standard treatment of bullous lichen planus. Topical and systemic corticosteroids, dapsone and acitretin have been described as effective choices. PMID: 28539981 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: Lichen Penis Planus Interventions: Drug: Glutamine Cap/Tab; Drug: Miconazole Oral gel; Drug: Kenacort in orabase Sponsor: Hams Hamed Abdelrahman Completed
Hypertrophic lichen planus (HLP) may not have the typical histological findings of lichen planus and often mimics squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Distinguishing between the two can pose a diagnostic challenge. Here, we present a case of eruptive HLP mimicking SCC in the context of programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) immune checkpoint inhibition. A 73-year-old woman recently treated with durvalumab, an anti-PD-L1 antibody, presented to our clinic with diffuse hyperkeratotic papules and plaques previously thought to be eruptive SCC. The lesions did not respond to topical fluorouracil and continued to appear despite discont...
Rashmi Mahajan, Varun Jain, Kishan Ninama, Yogesh S MarfatiaIndian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS 2020 41(1):116-118Lichen planus (LP) is an inflammatory dermatosis which can affect the skin, nails, and all mucous membranes, including the genitalia. Lichen planus on vulvar keratinized skin can manifest with diverse clinical features, probably due to higher temperature, PH, humidity, and bacterial flora which may modify typical cutaneous features. While lichen planus (LP) may affect the vulva in isolation, it may also be part of generalized outbreak in up to 20% cases. Herein, a case of a 53 year-old ...
CONCLUSION: Isolated ocular lichen planus is an extremely infrequent presentation of lichen planus often indistinguishable from other cicatricial conjunctivitis. Corneal perforation is a severe complication associated with severe dry eye, not previously reported with ocular lichen planus. An adequate clinical assessment and histopathologic diagnosis are crucial to lead prompt treatment and prevent sight-threatening complications. PMID: 32493062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: PECAM-1 was found to be overexpressed in OLP; difference in PECAM-1 expression was noted between the reticular and erosive types. The VAMs could be exploited as a possible therapeutic target in OLP to modulate the disease process thereby reducing the dependency on corticosteroids.
CONCLUSIONS: Most of the patients in this series of FFA were postmenopausal women. The prevalence of oral and genital lichen planus was higher than that observed in the general population. Patients with a linear pattern had less severe disease. Facial papules were more common in younger patients and both facial papules and rosacea were associated with a greater need for oral treatment. PMID: 32417453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DISCUSSION: Antituberculosis drugs including isoniazid and rifampicin are known to induce lichenoid reactions. It is difficult to distinguish the results from lichen planus. The clinical polymorphism of the rash as well as the patient's drug intake militate in favour of a diagnosis of lichenoid reaction. Widespread ungual involvement, which is extremely rare, warranted early management in order to avert irreversible anonychia. PMID: 32229034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: The optimised TOPICOP scale proved valuable as a PROM in OLP. TCs phobia can be a real consideration in OLP, nonetheless, it does not appear to be an impediment to treatment adherence. PMID: 32189543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The combination of TCA and topical steroids offers a good alternative for the treatment of hypertrophic lichen planus. PMID: 32164922 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Micali G, Verzì AE, Giuffrida G, Panebianco E, Musumeci ML, Lacarrubba F Abstract Inverse psoriasis represents a clinical variant of psoriasis that is sometimes difficult to diagnose due to its clinical similarity with other skin disorders involving the folds, mainly including mechanical intertrigo, fungal and bacterial infections, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and lichen planus. Dermoscopy represents a useful tool for an enhanced non-invasive diagnosis. The treatment of inverse psoriasis may be challenging and include topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, vitamin D a...