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Lichen planus pigmentosus
Other Names for this Disease
- Lichen planus pigmentosa
- Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus
- LP pigmentosa
- LP pigmentosus
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Your QuestionMy son developed dark spots when he was one and half years old. Lichen planus pigmentosa was confimed by biopsy. I am not treating his condition with medication. Is it possible for him to overcome this condition by himself? How long will it take?
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Lichen planus pigmentosa typically follows a variable course. Some lesions resolve without any treatment after several weeks. Other lesions remain for years and some lesions get worse over time. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to predict the course an individual's condition will follow.
Last updated: 6/13/2012
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- Gaertner E, Elstein, W. Dermatology Online Journal. February 2012; http://dermatology.cdlib.org/1802/04_csp/11_12-00004/article.html. Accessed 6/13/2012.