Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition, characterized by an itchy, non-infectious rash on the arms and legs. It consists of small, many-sided, flat-topped, pink or purple bumps. A significant number of skin specialists believe it might be an autoimmune disease.
Fast facts on lichen planus. Here are some key points about lichen planus.
Lichen planus is a non-infectious, inflammatory skin disorder.
The exact causes of lichen planus are not yet understood.
The condition is estimated to affect 1 percent of the population.
People with hepatitis C are more susceptible to lichen planus.
Treatment for lichen planus may include antihistamines, phototherapy, or steroid creams.
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