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Sep, 2016

People who suffer from Lichen planus

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About 1 in 5,000 people develop lichen planus. It occurs equally in men and women. Most cases occur in people over the age of 45. However, it can occur at any age. It is not an inherited disease. It is not an infection and the rash cannot be caught or passed on to others.

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Sep, 2016

People who can get affected by Lichen planus

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Lichen planus is a serious skin disorder which can affect anyone, irrespective of age or gender. About 1 in 5,000 people develop lichen planus. However, there are certain factors which put one at a higher risk of developing this…

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Sep, 2016

Symptoms of Lichen Planus

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Lichen planus can affect several parts of one’s body, including the ears, wrists, back, genitals, vaginal area, scalp and even the mouth. Therefore, the signs and symptoms of this skin disorder may vary depending upon the areas of the body which are affected. However, typical noticeable signs and symptoms of lichen planus include the following: A rash which appears abruptly. Purplish, flat-topped bumps, most often on the inner forearm, wrist…

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Sep, 2016

Causes for Lichen Planus

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The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown. However, the condition isn’t infectious neither does it run in the family. Therefore, it can neither be inherited nor can it be passed on to other people. The exact causes which…

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Sep, 2016

What is Lichen Planus?

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Lichen planus is a chronic, recurrent and itchy rash which has no apparent cure. It is caused due to inflammation in the skin and mucous membranes. It is characterised by small, flat topped polygonal lumps or bumps, which mainly grow together to form rough scaly plaques on the skin. These can appear on any part of the body, especially in areas covered by mucous membranes. They are most likely to…

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