Disseminated hypertrophic lichen planus: relevant response to acitretin.
Hyperthrofic lichen planus is considered a variant of lichen planus with marked epidermal hyperplasia in response to persistent itch. It is clinically, characterized by symmetric hyperkeratotic plaques, of purplish-grey color, often located in the pretibial region. Intense pruritus, refractoriness to conventional treatments and the possibility of association of the long-term injuries with squamous cell carcinoma requires an effective treatment. The first-line treatment is corticosteroids which can be applied either topically or systemically. Other therapeutic modalities proposed are: NB-UVB phototherapy or PUVA, immunosuppressive drugs and systemic retinoids, notably acitretin. We report a case with exuberant clinical presentation of hyperthrofic lichen planus with excellent response to acitretin after nine months of treatment.
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SourceAnais brasileiros de dermatologia 86:4 Suppl 1 pg S96-9
Pub Type(s)Case Reports