It is rare that Lichen Planus may turn into Cancer.

Patients with Oral Lichen Planus may be suggested biopsy if the lesions are resistant to treat.

If you suppress Lichen Planus by cortisone, you are likely to have more severe Lichen Planus.

It can spread from skin to mouth and genitals. This observation is based on Dr Shah’s extensive experience

At Life Force, we have treated even Oral Surgeon having Oral Lichen Planus.

Doctors of many specialties have been treated at Life Force for various diseases

Lichen Planus can affect skin, mouth, genitals, nails and scalp.

The duration of treatment may depend on the extent of the disease. Lichen Planus only on the skin is easier to treat than one on skin + mouth + genitals.

Variants of Lichen Planus

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Lichen Planus Hypertrophicus: It looks like a keloid or hypertrophied scar, often found on the ankles.

Lichen Planus Actinus:

Lichen Nitidus: Observed along with regular eruptions of LP, more on the light-exposed body parts.

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophics: A rare condition affecting the vulva, male genitals. With tremendous itching, there is atrophy and scarring of the affected organ.

Lichen Planus Linearis: More closely aggregated eruptions, extending along the entire limb, seen in children.

Lichen Planus Annularis: Often affecting the genitals and scrotum.

Lichen Planus Follicularis (Lichen Planopilaris): Observed in the hair-bearing areas such as the scalp, pubic region.

Lichen Planus Atrophicus:

Bullous Lichen Planus: Bullous eruption and vesicles.

Lichen Planus Pigmentosa: As the name suggests, there is a kind of hyperpigmentation which is grayish in color. Seen more in females in western countries. (Click for more details.)

Types of Lichen Planus

Normal any part of the body may get affected. However, it has a tendency to involve the skin of the lower limbs, legs and the mucous membrane of the mouth. The flexors of the legs, inner thighs, the front of the wrists, and skin on the lower back are affected in many cases.

It has an affinity for the genitals are involved. In males, the glans; while in females the vagina and vulva may be affected.

One of the uncommon areas of affliction with Lichen Planus is eyelids, which is reported in a case treated at Life Force:

Lichen planus on eyelids

The nails, when affected, tend to become deformed. In short, Lichen Planus affecting the skin, mouth (Oral Lichen Planus) and vaginal LP are some of the most common variants. When the oral mucosa or the genitals are affected, this condition is often neglected, reported late or incorrectly diagnosed.

Lichen planus and psoriasis in palmsThis is a photo of a rare case, where the patient has lichen planus and psoriasis concurrently.
This 27 years old female was suffering from lichen planus for six months. She recently developed psoriasis in palms.

Lichen planus pigmentosaIn this case, you will find Lichen Planus associated with and leading to vitiligo. Such a presentation is not very common.

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