Lichenoid tissue reaction/interface dermatitis: recognition, classification, etiology, and clinicopathological overtones

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. Jul-Aug 2011;77(4):418-29; quiz 430. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.82389.


Lichenoid tissue reaction or interface dermatitis embrace several clinical conditions, the prototype of which is lichen planus and its variants, drug induced lichenoid dermatitis, special forms of lichenoid dermatitis, lichenoid dermatitis in lupus erythematosus, and miscellaneous disorders showing lichenoid dermatitis, the salient clinical and histological features of which are described to facilitate their diagnosis. Background of lichenoid reaction pattern has been briefly outlined to enlighten those interested in this entity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dermatitis / classification*
  • Dermatitis / etiology
  • Dermatitis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Lichen Planus / classification
  • Lichen Planus / etiology
  • Lichen Planus / pathology
  • Lichenoid Eruptions / classification*
  • Lichenoid Eruptions / etiology
  • Lichenoid Eruptions / pathology*