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Lichen planus pigmentosus

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Lichen planus pigmentosa
  • Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus
  • LP pigmentosa
  • LP pigmentosus
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Treatment

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How might lichen planus pigmentosus be treated?

Treatment for lichen planus pigmentosus is generally symptomatic and may include:[1][2]
  • Topical (applied to the skin) corticosteroids
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors (medications that are typically used to treat eczema)
  • Skin lightening agents
  • Laser therapy
Last updated: 4/9/2015

References
  1. Neelam Vashi, MD; Roopal Kundu, MD. Approach to the patient with hyperpigmentation disorders. UpToDate. January 2015; Accessed 4/9/2015.
  2. Han XD, Goh CL. A case of lichen planus pigmentosus that was recalcitrant to topical treatment responding to pigment laser treatment. Dermatol Ther. September-October 2014; 27(5):264-267.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Lichen planus pigmentosus. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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.