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Linear Lichen Planus: Continuum From Skin to Mucosa

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Linear Lichen Planus: Continuum From Skin to Mucosa

Mikhin George Thomas et al. J Cutan Med Surg.


Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that most commonly affects middle-aged individuals. LP involves the skin and/or mucous membranes, including oral, vulvovaginal, esophageal, laryngeal, and conjunctival mucosa. Linear LP, a rare distinct variant of LP, is characterised by pruritic eruption of lichenoid and violaceous papules in a linear distribution. We report an unusual presentation of linear LP in a 14-year-old child that extended from the left anterior nares to upper lip and into the oral mucosa up to the upper gum margin.

Keywords: Blaschko’s lines; dermatology; inflammatory dermatoses; linear lichen planus; oral mucosa; pediatric.

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