Lichen planus pigmentosus
Other Names for this Disease
- Lichen planus pigmentosa
- Lichen planus pigmentosus inversus
- LP pigmentosa
- LP pigmentosus
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Treatment for lichen planus pigmentosus is generally symptomatic and may include:
- 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
- Neelam Vashi, MD; Roopal Kundu, MD. Approach to the patient with hyperpigmentation disorders. UpToDate. January 2015; Accessed 4/9/2015.
- 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.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare 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.