Lichen Planus is a disease of the skin and/or mucous membranes that resembles lichen. The cause is unknown, but it is thought to be the result of an autoimmune process with an unknown initial trigger.
Some of the most common symptoms of lichen planus include the following:
- Purplish-colored lesions, or bumps, with flat tops (mostly found on the wrist, inner forearm, or ankles, but can be anywhere)
- Lesions that develop and spread over the course of two weeks to a few months
- Itching at the site of the rash
- Lesions in the mouth, which may be painful or cause a burning sensation
- Blisters, which become scabby after bursting
- Thin white lines over the rash
Consult dermatologist at Aadil Hospital for medical treatment.