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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 Question

My 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?

Our Answer

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What is the prognosis for lichen planus pigmentosa?

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.[1][2] 
Last updated: 6/13/2012

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Lichen planus pigmentosa
  • Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus
  • LP pigmentosa
  • LP pigmentosus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.