Lichen planus

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 Authored by: Sabine Ludwig     ·  Aimilios Lallas

 Keywords:   lichen planus
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Description This chapter describes dermoscopyDermoscopy is a non invasive diagnostic method. of lichen planusThis glossary term has not yet been described.
Author(s) Sabine Ludwig · Aimilios Lallas
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Wickham striae dermoscopically typifies lichen planus
White crossing streakslines, radial (always at periphery) Reed nevus, melanoma, recurrent nevus (Wickham striae) are the hallmark of lichen planus not only in clinical examination (particularly in mucous lesions), but also in dermoscopy.[1][2] White crossing streaks are a specific, as well as a constant finding for lichen planus, irrespectively of lesion’s duration or subtype.[3] VesselsThis glossary term has not yet been described. of mixed morphologyThis glossary term has not yet been described. (dotted and linear) may be found at the periphery of the lesion.
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