Author(s): Bhattacharya M, Kaur I, Kumar B
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Abstract Clinical and epidemiological data from 232 patients with lichen planus is presented. Lichen planus constituted 0.38\% of the total dermatology, outpatients diagnosed. The patient ages ranged from 8 to 76 years, most being in the age range from 20 to 49 years. Duration of disease varied from 1 month to 7 years. Both sexes were equally affected. The majority of the patients (47.4\%) had classical lesions followed by hypertrophic and actinic lichen planus next in frequency. Itching was the predominant symptom in 79.3\%. Limbs were the most frequent initial site of onset (55.6\%). Mucosal involvement along with cutaneous lesions were observed in 16.8\% and genital involvement in only 5.2\%. Nail changes were observed in 15.1\% of patients. A history of recurrence of the disease was obtained from 10.3\% of patients. Liver disease was found to be associated in 2.2\% of patients. No malignant changes were observed in any of the lesions of lichen planus.
This article was published in J Dermatol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research