- lichen planus
Rare skin disorder in which there is marked hyperkeratosis and extensive infiltration of lymphocytes into the lower epidermis.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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Lichen planus — Classification and external resources Lichen planus affecting the shins. ICD 10 L … Wikipedia
Lichen planus — (m), flache Knötchenflechte (f) eng lichen planus … Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz Glossar
Lichen planus — A common skin disease with small itchy pink or purple spots on the arms or legs. The lesions (abnormal areas) on the skin in lichen planus are typically polygonal, flat (hence, the term planus), and pruritic (itchy). Occurs characteristically on… … Medical dictionary
lichen planus — noun an eruption of shiny flat topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs • Syn: ↑lichen ruber planus • Hypernyms: ↑lichen * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈplänəs, lān noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, flat … Useful english dictionary
lichen planus — an extremely itchy skin disease of unknown cause. Shiny flat topped mauve spots may occur anywhere but are characteristically found on the inside of the wrists. It may take the form of a white lacy pattern in the mouth, which usually produces no… … The new mediacal dictionary
lichen planus atrophicus — lichen planus characterized by atrophy in the center of preexisting lesions of lichen planus, ultimately leading to atrophic white spots on the skin that aggregate to form small white or purple patches, sometimes with erythematous borders. Called … Medical dictionary
lichen planus follicularis — lichen planus accompanied by alopecia cicatrisata, with patches of pointed, keratotic lesions around hair follicles, often leading to local atrophy. Called also l. planopilaris and follicular lichen planus … Medical dictionary
lichen planus hypertrophicus — lichen planus characterized by verrucous plaques covered with scales, usually located on the shins but sometimes elsewhere on the body. Called also hypertrophic l. planus and l. planus verrucosus … Medical dictionary
lichen planus actinicus — lichen planus occurring in hot climates or hot weather, especially on sun exposed areas of the skin, characterized by papular lesions that usually have pale centers and darker borders. Called also actinic or subtropical l. planus … Medical dictionary
lichen planus subtropicus — lichen planus tropicus l. planus actinicus … Medical dictionary