Lichens: Any of a group of plants formed by a symbiotic combination of a fungus with an algae or CYANOBACTERIA, and sometimes both. The fungal component makes up the bulk of the lichen and forms the basis for its name.Lichen Planus: An inflammatory, pruritic disease of the skin and mucous membranes, which can be either generalized or localized. It is characterized by distinctive purplish, flat-topped papules having a predilection for the trunk and flexor surfaces. The lesions may be discrete or coalesce to form plaques. Histologically, there is a "saw-tooth" pattern of epidermal hyperplasia and vacuolar alteration of the basal layer of the epidermis along with an intense upper dermal inflammatory infiltrate composed predominantly of T-cells. Etiology is unknown.Lichen Planus, Oral: Oral lesions accompanying cutaneous lichen planus or often occurring alone. The buccal mucosa, lips, gingivae, floor of the mouth, and palate are usually affected (in a descending order of frequency). Typically, oral lesions consist of radiating white or gray, velvety, threadlike lines, arranged in a reticular pattern, at the intersection of which there may be minute, white, elevated dots or streaks (Wickham's striae). (Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry)Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: A chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease usually affecting the female genitalia (VULVAR LICHEN SCLEROSUS) and BALANITIS XEROTICA OBLITERANS in males. It is also called white spot disease and Csillag's disease.Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus: Atrophy and shriveling of the SKIN of the VULVA that is characterized by the whitish LICHEN SCLEROSUS appearance, inflammation, and PRURITUS.Lichen Nitidus: A chronic inflammatory disease characterized by shiny, flat-topped, usually flesh-colored micropapules no larger than the head of a pin. Lesions are localized in the early stages, found chiefly on the lower abdomen, penis, and inner surface of the thighs. Distribution may become generalized as the disease progresses.Lichenoid Eruptions: Conditions in which there is histological damage to the lower epidermis along with a grouped chronic inflammatory infiltrate in the papillary dermis disturbing the interface between the epidermis and dermis. LICHEN PLANUS is the prototype of all lichenoid eruptions. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p398)Acitretin: An oral retinoid effective in the treatment of psoriasis. It is the major metabolite of ETRETINATE with the advantage of a much shorter half-life when compared with etretinate.Neurodermatitis: An extremely variable eczematous skin disease that is presumed to be a response to prolonged vigorous scratching, rubbing, or pinching to relieve intense pruritus. It varies in intensity, severity, course, and morphologic expression in different individuals. Neurodermatitis is believed by some to be psychogenic. The circumscribed or localized form is often referred to as lichen simplex chronicus.Clobetasol: A derivative of PREDNISOLONE with high glucocorticoid activity and low mineralocorticoid activity. Absorbed through the skin faster than FLUOCINONIDE, it is used topically in treatment of PSORIASIS but may cause marked adrenocortical suppression.Vulvar Diseases: Pathological processes of the VULVA.Mouth Mucosa: Lining of the ORAL CAVITY, including mucosa on the GUMS; the PALATE; the LIP; the CHEEK; floor of the mouth; and other structures. The mucosa is generally a nonkeratinized stratified squamous EPITHELIUM covering muscle, bone, or glands but can show varying degree of keratinization at specific locations.Usnea: A genus of lichen-forming fungi containing usnic acid and mucilage. Usnea barbata is used in HERBAL MEDICINE.Keratolytic Agents: Agents that soften, separate, and cause desquamation of the cornified epithelium or horny layer of skin. They are used to expose mycelia of infecting fungi or to treat corns, warts, and certain other skin diseases.Ascomycota: A phylum of fungi which have cross-walls or septa in the mycelium. The perfect state is characterized by the formation of a saclike cell (ascus) containing ascospores. Most pathogenic fungi with a known perfect state belong to this phylum.Acids, Carbocyclic: Carboxylic acids that have a homocyclic ring structure in which all the ring atoms are carbon.Tongue DiseasesHyperpigmentation: Excessive pigmentation of the skin, usually as a result of increased epidermal or dermal melanin pigmentation, hypermelanosis. Hyperpigmentation can be localized or generalized. The condition may arise from exposure to light, chemicals or other substances, or from a primary metabolic imbalance.Vulvar Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the VULVA.Depsides: Phenolic benzoic acid esters.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Emergency Treatment: First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.Emergency Medicine: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Skin DiseasesSkin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.Vulvovaginitis: Inflammation of the VULVA and the VAGINA, characterized by discharge, burning, and PRURITUS.Vulva: The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.Dermatology: A medical specialty concerned with the skin, its structure, functions, diseases, and treatment.Erythema: Redness of the skin produced by congestion of the capillaries. This condition may result from a variety of causes.Facial DermatosesEncyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1: A cell-surface ligand involved in leukocyte adhesion and inflammation. Its production is induced by gamma-interferon and it is required for neutrophil migration into inflamed tissue.Keratinocytes: Epidermal cells which synthesize keratin and undergo characteristic changes as they move upward from the basal layers of the epidermis to the cornified (horny) layer of the skin. Successive stages of differentiation of the keratinocytes forming the epidermal layers are basal cell, spinous or prickle cell, and the granular cell.Physician Assistants: Health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. They deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. Duties may include physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of disease, interpretation of tests, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications. (from http://www.aapa.orglabout-pas accessed 2114/2011)Watchful Waiting: Clinical management approach wherein immediate therapy is not provided but there is a period of observation during which periodic tests monitor patient and the progression of the illness. (Driffield T, Smith PC Med Decis Making. 2007 Mar-Apr;27(2):178-88)Nurse Practitioners: Nurses who are specially trained to assume an expanded role in providing medical care under the supervision of a physician.Group Practice: Any group of three or more full-time physicians organized in a legally recognized entity for the provision of health care services, sharing space, equipment, personnel and records for both patient care and business management, and who have a predetermined arrangement for the distribution of income.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Electrosurgery: Division of tissues by a high-frequency current applied locally with a metal instrument or needle. (Stedman, 25th ed)Operating Tables: A raised flat surface on which a patient is placed during surgical procedures.Colpotomy: An incision in the vagina.Warts: Benign epidermal proliferations or tumors; some are viral in origin.Fluorouracil: A pyrimidine analog that is an antineoplastic antimetabolite. It interferes with DNA synthesis by blocking the THYMIDYLATE SYNTHETASE conversion of deoxyuridylic acid to thymidylic acid.Fluocinonide: A topical glucocorticoid used in the treatment of ECZEMA.Ointments: Semisolid preparations used topically for protective emollient effects or as a vehicle for local administration of medications. Ointment bases are various mixtures of fats, waxes, animal and plant oils and solid and liquid hydrocarbons.Copyright: It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Licensure: The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.Moral Obligations: Duties that are based in ETHICS, rather than in law.Congresses as Topic: Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Group Purchasing: A shared service which combines the purchasing power of individual organizations or facilities in order to obtain lower prices for equipment and supplies. (From Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
... is a shiny, black tinged, variously brown squamulose crustose lichen. It has a linear growth pattern, ... It commonly grows either among, or on other lichens. It grows a longer stipe so its squamules can grow over other lichens when ... Lichen spot tests are strongly C+ and KC+ red in the cortex. Secondary metabolites include gyrophoric acid, some lecanoric acid ... Vol 3., Nash, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Gries, C., Bugartz, F., (eds.) 2001,  Acarospora thamnina, Lichen Flora of the Greater ...
... , Natural Science Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria, Lecidea atrobrunnea Lichens in relation to ... In squamulous specimens, the lower surface can be seen, and is shiny and dark. It is commonly found on rock faces in the Sierra ... Lichens in relation to management issues in the Sierra Nevada national parks, McCune, B., J. Grenon, and E. Martin, L. Mutch, ... With other lichen communities, it forms dark vertical drip-like stripings along drainage tracks in the rock faces, resulting in ...
They may look like a cobblestone road or cracked up old paint, and are commonly called cobblestone lichens or cracked lichens ... They may be shiny or dull, and in many shades from pale to blackish brown. They may be smooth or rough (rugulose). They may be ... Acarospora, Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region. Vol 3, Nash, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Gries, C., Bugartz, F., (eds.) ... Species in Acarospora may be shiny as if covered with a glossy varnish, or dull and powdery looking. They have a diverse range ...
Papular form is the classic cutaneous lichen planus (CLP) lesion characterized by shiny, red or purple-colored, flat-topped ... "Lichen planus actinicus," "Actinic lichen niditus," "Lichen planus atrophicus annularis," "Lichen planus subtropicus," "Lichen ... Oral lichen planus (also termed oral mucosal lichen planus), is a form of mucosal lichen planus, where lichen planus involves ... While lichen planus and lichen planopilaris may occur together, aside from sharing the term 'lichen' and revealing inflammation ...
Shells of Polymita picta can reach a length of about 20 millimetres (0.79 in). These large shells are shiny and very brightly ... Polymita picta mainly feeds on lichen, moss and on fungal biofilms present on bark and leaves. The life cycle lasts about 15 ...
The thallus is tightly adnate to the substrate, with irregular somewhat shiny 1-2 mm lobes. It differs from Xanthoparmelis ... Xanthoparmelia maricopensis (Maricopa rock-shield) is a 2-6mm wide, yellow-green foliose lichen in the Parmeliaceae family ... Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol 2., Nash, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Gries, C., Bugartz, F., (eds.) 2001,  ... Field Guide to California Lichens, Stephen Sharnoff, Yale University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-300-19500-2. ...
Vermilacinia leopardina, which has the same lichen substances, differs in its shiny cortex and sterile pycnidia that appear as ... Vermilacinia (Ramalinaceae, Lecanorales), a new genus of lichens. In: Flechten Follmann; Contr. Lichen in honor of Gerhard ... Vermilacinia nylanderi is a fruticose lichen (lichenized fungi) that grows on branches of shrubs in the fog regions along the ... Morphology and anatomy of conidia-producing structures, Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert 1: 35-40 Sanders, W. B. 2014 ...
Vermilacinia (Ramalinaceae, Lecanorales), a new genus of lichens. In: Flechten Follmann; Contr. Lichen in honor of Gerhard ... The Bryologist 75: 501-508, p.504, "typical smooth, shiny and irregularly blackened thalli of D. ceruchis in central California ... Vermilacinia leopardina is a fruticose lichen usually that grows abundantly on the branches of shrubs in the fog regions along ... They differ more by the lichen substances. Vermilacinia tigrina-first described from thalli in South America that grew on soil ...
... (mountain cobblestone lichen) is a shiny dark reddish brown to dark brown verrucose to aereolate crustose ... Field Guide to California Lichens, Stephen Sharnoff, Yale University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-300-19500-2 Lichen Flora of the ... The asci are thicker at the top than at the base (clavate). Lichen spot test are all negative, and it is UV- under ultraviolet ... lichen that grows up to 3 cm (1.2 in) wide on granite in central and southern California to Baja California, and high ...
... is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause characterized by 1-2 mm, discrete and uniform, shiny, flat- ... Lichen planus List of cutaneous conditions Al-Mutairi N, Hassanein A, Nour-Eldin O, Arun J (2005). "Generalized lichen nitidus ... The histology of lichen nitidus is significant for a "...localized granulomatous lymphohistiocytic infiltrate in an expanded ... Do MO, Kim MJ, Kim SH, Myung KB, Choi YW (2007). "Generalized Lichen Nitidus Successfully Treated with Narrow-band UVB ...
Thallus cortex- Species with a corticate thallus have a compact, slightly shiny exterior, whereas ecorticate taxa show a ... Isidia are the vegetative reproductive structures in lichens and are usually numerous in G. isidiata, G. isidiza, and G. ... Graphidaceae is one of the most prevailing species in lichen communities, though its classification is not well developed. ...
Its laciniae measure between 0.5 to 2.0 millimetres (0.020 to 0.079 in) wide, being shiny at the apex and laterally overlapping ... The African species, B. decurtata is an obligately saxicolous lichen, and while similar, it has a dark underside and produces ...
... affects the scalp as shiny asbestos-like (amiantaceus) thick scales attached in layers to the hair shaft ... seborrhoeic dermatitis or lichen planus. However in pityriasis amiantacea the scales are attached to both the hair shaft and ...
The shell is brown to cherry red, nearly smooth and shiny.The parietalis is small, the columellaris is more prominent, the ... Animalbase (Welter-Schultes) Boch S., Prati D., Werth S., Rüetschi J. & Fischer M. (2011). "Lichen Endozoochory by Snails". ...
The color is pale brownish and the surface is often silky shiny. The shell often has distinct riblets. The apical whorls are ... It lives often on surfaces encrusted with lichens and other epiphytes. It prefers trees with rough bark. It prefers shady ... It feeds on mosses, algae, lichens and cyanobacteria. It is ovoviviparous, self-fertilization predominates, even in ...
They are oval, 5-15 cm long and 2-5 cm broad with a 0.6-2 cm petiole, shiny and green on top, and a dull, paler green below; ... The outer bark is brownish to silver-grey with light splotching (often, in part, from lichens) and the inner surface of the ...
Kantvilas, G. & Minchin, P. R. (1989). "An analysis of epiphytic lichen communities in Tasmanian cool temperate rainforests". ... shiny filmy-fern), Hymenophyllum australe (austral filmy-fern), Hymenophyllum cupressiforme, and Polyphlebium venosum (veined ... Morely, S. E., Gibson, M. (2010). "Successional changes in epiphytic rainforest lichens: implications for the management of ... lichen and fungi. Because of this, the definition of Tasmanian cool temperate rainforest was redefined in the 1980s to allow ...
"New names and taxa for Queensland plants, algae, lichens, bryophytes and fungi July 2007 to June 2008" (PDF). Queensland ... with upper surfaces becoming smooth and shiny. They are roughly oval- to spear-shaped and measure 6-24 cm (2.5-9.5 in) long, ...
... the shiny Pacific auger, a sea snail species Zanthoxylum nitidum the shiny-leaf prickly-ash, a flowering plant species ... a species of beetles in the genus Hemicoelus of the family Anobiidae Lichen nitidus, a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown ...
Lichens cover the surface of the nest cup which is placed on the horizontal surface of a dry branch, often close to the tip of ... They perch upright and have a distinctive pattern of black and white, males being more shiny black than the females. In some ... Young birds are said to have a broken pattern of white and grey giving the appearance of lichens. The exact systematic family ...
It has shiny leaves like Lolium perenne and crested dog's-tail. They have pointed ligules 4-10 mm long. Compare to annual ... pages 44-45 Natural England description on website Grasses,Ferns, Mosses and Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland. Phillips, ...
The leaden flycatcher is 14.5-16 cm (6-6½ in) long and weighs around 10-15 g. It is a shiny lead-grey in colour with a brownish ... The nest is a deep cup made of strips of bark and dry grass, woven together with spider webs and decorated with lichen, ... Around 15 cm (6 in) in length, the male is a shiny lead-grey with white underparts, while the female has grey upperparts and a ...
Each fruit contains three to six shiny, black seeds which are coated in a charcoal-like substance called phytomelan. The latter ... Other common epiphytes include Griselinia lucida, as well as a range of mosses, liverworts, lichens and fungi. Two fungus ...
It may be continuous to rimose, with a surface that is shiny or waxy. Contiguous or widely separated lobes radiate outward, but ... The Latin specific epithet muralis is derived from the Latin word meaning 'growing on the wall' Lichen spot tests on the ... Lecanora muralis is a waxy looking, pale yellowish green crustose lichen that usually grows in rosettes radiating from a center ... List of Lecanora species Field Guide to California Lichens, Stephen Sharnoff, Yale University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-300-19500 ...
Depending upon what exact meaning of the word glossitis is implied, signs and symptoms might include: Smooth, shiny appearance ... Oral lichen planus, erythema multiforme, aphthous ulcer, pemphigus vulgaris Heredity Albuterol (bronchodilator medicine) ... This often results in a depapilled, atrophic glossitis, giving the tongue a bald and shiny appearance, along with pallor ( ... smooth and shiny. Bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause glossitis. Candida species are involved in median rhomboid ...
Grasses and low shrubs are the dominant vegetation here and the ground may be covered with lichens. Most shrubs have spiny ... forming a shiny brown coating known as desert varnish. ...
Lichen nitidus information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, ... Symptoms of Lichen nitidus. Click to Check *Shiny skin bumps *Flat-topped skin bumps *Flesh-colored skin bumps *more symptoms ... Contents for Lichen nitidus: *Lichen nitidus *What is Lichen nitidus? *Videos related to Lichen nitidus *Prognosis of Lichen ... Causes of Lichen nitidus *Symptoms of Lichen nitidus *Signs of Lichen nitidus *Misdiagnosis of Lichen nitidus *Treatments for ...
Lichen nitidus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by shiny flat-topped uniform pale papules. ... It is occasionally referred to as mini lichen planus. - Stock Image C025/2637 ... Lichen nitidus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by shiny flat-topped uniform pale papules. ... Keywords: abnormal, cell, chronic, disease, disorder, histology, histopathology, inflammatory, lichen nitidus, light micrograph ...
The disease refers to a benign skin eruption that is shiny, flat-topped, skin-colored to hypopigmented papules. It is noted ... The article presents a discussion about the condition of a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with generalized lichen nitidus. ...
Skin disorder called lichen planus, in which there are patches on the skin that appear as flat-topped, shiny, almost violet ...
Once considered a tuberculoid reaction, lichen nitidus (Latin nitidus, shiny) is currently regarded as a disorder of unknown ... Actually, lichen nitidus needs to be distinguished from lichen scrofulosorum. While the infiltrate in lichen nitidus hugs the ... Lichen nitidus eruption is found on any part of the body but the sites of predilection are the forearms, penis, abdomen, chest ... Perforating lichen nitidus has been described.. No genetic factors of the disease have been identified; however, familial ...
Lichen planus is a condition that forms a very itchy rash on the skin or in the mouth. ... Are shiny or scaly looking. *Have a dark, violet color. *May develop blisters or ulcers ... If lichen planus is caused by a medicine you are taking, the rash should go away once you stop the medicine. ... Lichen planus and related conditions. In: James WD, Elston DM, Treat JR, Rosenbach MA, Neuhaus IM, eds. Andrews Diseases of ...
Lichen planus: an itchy non-infectious rash. The bumps have flat shiny tops. ...
Lichen planus and psoriasis are unrelated skin conditions. They share some symptoms, but the causes and treatments are ... Lichen planus is a common inflammatory skin condition. It is not contagious and not a sign of cancer. It appears as firm, shiny ... What are lichen planus and psoriasis?. Share on Pinterest. Lichen planus and psoriasis both cause bumps or rashes on the skin. ... Lichen planus symptoms. Plaque psoriasis symptoms. bumps that are raised, flat-topped, firm, shiny, and reddish or purple. ...
Thallus: usually flaccid; cortex: thin (3-7%) dull to ±shiny; medulla: lax, rarely dense.; Substrate and ecology: inland on ...
Lichen nitidus mainly affects children and young adults. ... Lichen nitidus is a relatively rare, chronic skin eruption that ... Multiple skin-colored shiny papules associated with lichen nitidus. View Media Gallery ... Lichen planus can clinically mimic lichen nitidus and can sometimes coexist with lichen nitidus. ... encoded search term (Lichen Nitidus) and Lichen Nitidus What to Read Next on Medscape. Related Conditions and Diseases. * ...
Lichen planus (LP) is a benign non-infectious skin condition which causes an itchy rash to appear on the skin or inside the ... They may be shiny or scaly. Other symptoms of LP include dryness of the mouth, ridging of the nails, and alopecia. ... Lichen planus (LP) is a benign non-infectious skin condition which causes an itchy rash to appear on the skin or inside the ... Complications of lichen planus. Erosive LP is a complication which causes the emergence of painful ulcers on the skin of the ...
What is Lichen Planus? Lichen Planus is a disease of rashes on the skin or in some cases inside the mouth. It is a kind of ... It causes strong inflammation in the mouth or on the areas affected by Lichen Planus. This is a... ... Shiny or scaly appearance Dark colored -- reddish-purple (skin) or gray-white (mouth) Possibility of developing blisters or ... What is Lichen Planus?. Lichen Planus is a disease of rashes on the skin or in some cases inside the mouth. It is a kind of ...
Shiny or scaly appearance *Dark colored -- reddish-purple (skin) or gray-white (mouth) ... Lichen planus. Definition Lichen planus is a disease in which there is an itchy rash on the skin or in the mouth. ... Lichen planus is usually not harmful and may get better with treatment. It usually clears up within 18 months. ... If lichen planus is caused by a medication, the rash should go away once the medicine is stopped. ...
On your skin, lichen planus causes a rash that is usually itchy. Inside your mouth, it may cause burning or soreness. ... Lichen planus is a common disease that causes inflammation (swelling and irritation) on your skin or inside your mouth. ... Skin: The most common symptoms are shiny red or purple bumps. These bumps are firm and may itch a little or a lot; you may have ... Lichen Planus. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Print. Lichen planus is a common disease that causes inflammation (swelling ...
The shiny gold spiders, for example, are perfectly camouflaged against the undersides of leaves. The dark brown ones are ... And the matte-white ones blend in among the white lichens that festoon Hawaiis forests. "There are only a certain number of ... Each of Hawaiis islands has species of stick spider that come in three distinctive colors-shiny gold, dark brown, and matte ... If those crystals are thin plates, they produce shiny reflections that accentuate the overlying yellows, producing a metallic ...
I have lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. They say its the same as BXO but i dont think so. THey call it autoimmune..Inflammation ... My gland skin was white and shiny..I had phismosis and got circumcised.. I did the tto-dmso for more than a week and was able ... Ok so its seems that BXO refers to men and Lichen to women some what. What I have read so far is all very confusing as both ... Let me look at Lichen Sclerosus et atrophicus for a bit and get an understanding. If its a autoimmune issue you may want to get ...
Lichen planus information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, ... Symptoms of Lichen planus. Click to Check *Raised shiny itchy rash *Small pink bumps *Small purple bumps *Scaly patches *Mouth ... Contents for Lichen planus: *Lichen planus *What is Lichen planus? *Videos related to Lichen planus *Causes of Lichen planus * ... lichen planus genital. Lichen planus: Deaths. Read more about Deaths and Lichen planus. Lichen planus: Complications. Read more ...
The term "lichen," as applied to skin disorders, refers fancifully to skin lesions that resemble lichen on rocks.) Long-term ... During an examination, the clinician may notice white (sometimes crinkly or shiny) patches. Some may contain tears or red areas ... Lichen planus. This skin condition, believed to result from an overactive immune system, can affect the vulva, the vagina, the ... Lichen planus is diagnosed by its appearance (although it can be difficult to distinguish from atrophy caused by a lack of ...
Papular form is the classic cutaneous lichen planus (CLP) lesion characterized by shiny, red or purple-colored, flat-topped ... "Lichen planus actinicus," "Actinic lichen niditus," "Lichen planus atrophicus annularis," "Lichen planus subtropicus," "Lichen ... Oral lichen planus (also termed oral mucosal lichen planus), is a form of mucosal lichen planus, where lichen planus involves ... While lichen planus and lichen planopilaris may occur together, aside from sharing the term lichen and revealing inflammation ...
Definition Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic skin disease characterized by white, flat papules with an ... LSA has the appearance in the skin of pale patches that become thin, shiny, and parchment-like. On close inspection, the ... Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic skin disease characterized by white, flat papules with an erythematous halo ...
Lichen sclerosis is a condition in which the skin becomes chronically inflamed, typically in the genital or anal sections of ... At the onset, the person will have small, white spots that are shiny and quite smooth. Then, the spots become larger patches ... Lichen sclerosis is a disorder in which the skin becomes chronically inflamed, commonly in the anal section of the body.. ... Lichen sclerosis is a disorder in which the skin becomes chronically inflamed, usually in the genital or the anal sections of ...
Acarospora thamnina is a shiny, black tinged, variously brown squamulose crustose lichen. It has a linear growth pattern, ... It commonly grows either among, or on other lichens. It grows a longer stipe so its squamules can grow over other lichens when ... Lichen spot tests are strongly C+ and KC+ red in the cortex. Secondary metabolites include gyrophoric acid, some lecanoric acid ... Vol 3., Nash, T.H., Ryan, B.D., Gries, C., Bugartz, F., (eds.) 2001,  Acarospora thamnina, Lichen Flora of the Greater ...
Lichen sclerosus: Lichen sclerosus, or LS, is a dermatological condition that primarily affects the genital area. It mainly ... When the skin lesions first appear, theyre small, shiny, white and smooth. They grow larger over time, causing cracking and ...
Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a skin condition that makes the vulva look white, slightly shiny, and smooth. The skins surface ... Lichen Sclerosis. 15th September 2005. What is lichen sclerosis and what does it look like? ...
There may be shiny, red, raw areas. Intercourse can be painful if the vagina is involved or there is scar tissue narrowing the ... Lichen planus (LP) is a disease of the skin caused by inflammation. Vulvar lichen planus occurs most commonly in women 50-60 ... Lichen planus causes a rash of small purplish bumps, often on the arms, legs or back. It can affect the mouth (oral disease) ... Lichen planus is often managed with medication as there is no absolute cure for LP. However, in some cases, LP seems to come ...
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- However, history of exposure to tuberculosis in the "setting of lichen nitidus" should be investigated and when appropriate antituberculosis treatment is initiated. (blogspot.com)
- While the infiltrate in lichen nitidus 'hugs' the epidermis and expands the dermal papilla, the granulomas in lichen scrofulosorum do not cause widening of the papillae. (blogspot.com)
- Cytokines may shift the T lymphocyte response towards the T helper ( CD4+ ) 2 subset that has the potential to produce the superficial dermal granulomas seen in lichen nitidus (in comparison, CD8+ lymphocytes play an important role in lichen planus (LP) where there are no granulomas). (blogspot.com)
- Direct immunofluorescence examination of lichen nitidus is usually negative (in comparison, direct immunofluorescence examination of LP shows colloid bodies in the papillary dermis, staining for complement and immunoglobulins, particularly IgM. (blogspot.com)
- Early, tiny LP papules may be clinically and histopathologically indistinguishable from lichen nitidus. (blogspot.com)
- Perforating lichen nitidus has been described. (blogspot.com)
- Both lichen planus and psoriasis can cause patches of scaly bumps or rashes on the skin. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- It appears as firm, shiny, reddish bumps. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Skin: The most common symptoms are shiny red or purple bumps. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Lichen planus causes a rash of small purplish bumps, often on the arms, legs or back. (issvd.org)
- On the skin, lichen planus often causes bumps that are shiny, firm, and reddish purple. (dupagemedicalgroup.com)
- A rare rash that shows up as lacy, white patches or red shiny bumps on the inside of the cheeks or tongue could be lichen planus. (onhealth.com)
- The site also illustrates one of the most common types of tongue problems, namely, canker sores, and a perhaps lesser known malady known as lichen planus, a rash characterized by lacy, white patches or red, shiny bumps on the tongue. (reference.com)
- This inflammatory skin rash can appear as shiny and purple or reddish-purple (also often described as lilac or violet) in color and the rash bumps tend to have flat tops. (healthy-skincare.com)
- This rare disorder causes itching along with shiny, reddish-purple bumps on your skin. (ahn.org)
- A rash characterized by shiny, flat bumps. (edclinic.info)
- It appears as shiny, firm, reddish-purple bumps that can appear on the penis and other body parts. (man1health.com)
- On the skin, you will often see a few purplish shiny bumps. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- When lichen planus develops on the genitals, it causes the purplish bumps seen on the skin. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- It is called lichen planopilaris or LPP, and often begins with small bumps on the scalp. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- The symptoms include shiny, flat-topped bumps that are purple or reddish-purple and can itch. (skinworksny.com)
- Kano Y, Shiohara T, Yagita A, Nagashima M. Erythema nodosum, lichen planus and lichen nitidus in Crohn's disease: report of a case and analysis of T cell receptor V gene expression in the cutaneous and intestinal lesions. (medscape.com)
- The goal of treatment of lichen planus is to relieve the discomfort of rashes and oral lesions and to minimize the risk of developing complications, such as oral cancer . (rightdiagnosis.com)
- The term "lichen," as applied to skin disorders, refers fancifully to skin lesions that resemble lichen on rocks. (harvard.edu)
- In a minority of cases, lesions which resemble those of lichen planus (oral lichenoid lesions) can be caused by some medicines e.g. some drugs prescribed for high blood pressure and diabetes, or by dental filling materials e.g. dental amalgam. (bad.org.uk)
- Some patients (about 15%) may also have skin lesions of lichen planus. (bad.org.uk)
- A common skin disease with small, shiny, itchy spots, often accompanied by lesions in the mouth. (kinesiologyshop.com)
- The term "lichenoid" refers to the popular lesions of certain skin disorders of which lichen planus (LP) is the prototype. (mdedge.com)
- Lichen striatus, lichen nitidus (LN), and lichen spinulosus are lichenoid lesions that are more common in children than adults. (mdedge.com)
- however, people affected by LPP subsequently develop blisters on both the lichen planus skin lesions and on normal skin. (nih.gov)
- Lichen planus lesions on the skin may appear alone or in clusters and are often itchy and can sometimes become painful. (leonardo-sites.com)
- Lichen planus lesions may appear alone or in clusters and are often itchy and can sometimes become painful. (laserderm.com)
- The lesions of Lichen Planus frequently show a reticulate or lacy white pattern called Wickham's striae. (blogspot.com)
- Please examine this photo to check the typical skin lesions of Lichen Planus. (lifeforce.in)
- They appear as flat toped, polygonal, reddish or violet like, flat shiny raised slightly scaly lesions. (skinandyou.in)
- Three cases of lichen nitidus associated with various cutaneous diseases. (medscape.com)
- Mild cases of lichen planus may need no treatment. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- Most cases of lichen planus (LP) are insidious. (dermaamin.com)
- Mild cases of lichen planus that do not cause discomfort generally do not require any treatment. (leonardo-sites.com)
- A doctor can usually diagnose most cases of lichen planus by reviewing symptoms and examining the rash. (laserderm.com)
- The cases of Lichen Planus have been observed all over the world, irrespective of the race, skin color and culture. (lifeforce.in)
- This is a rare variant of lichen planus, and also known as "Vesiculobullous lichen planus. (wikipedia.org)
- This is a rare variant of lichen planus. (wikipedia.org)
- Lichen planus - at some point, it was believed that lichen nitidus is a variant of lichen planus. (coem.com)
- Some authorities consider the condition to be a variant of lichen simplex chronicus. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Bettoli V, De Padova MP, Corazza M, Virgili A. Generalized lichen nitidus with oral and nail involvement in a child. (medscape.com)
- Purpuric generalized lichen nitidus: an unusual eruption simulating pigmented purpuric dermatosis. (medscape.com)
- Kawakami T, Soma Y. Generalized lichen nitidus appearing subsequent to lichen planus. (medscape.com)
- Taniguchi S, Chanoki M, Hamada T. Recurrent generalized lichen nitidus associated with amenorrhea. (medscape.com)
- Bercedo A, Cabero MJ, Garcia-Consuegra J, Hernado M, Yaez S, Fernandez-Llaca H. Generalized lichen nitidus and juvenile chronic arthritis: an undescribed association. (medscape.com)
- Generalized lichen nitidus, with perioral and perinasal accentuation, in association with Down syndrome. (medscape.com)
- Botelho LF, Magalhães JP, Ogawa MM, Enokihara MM, Cestari Sda C. Generalized Lichen nitidus associated with Down's syndrome: case report. (medscape.com)
- The article presents a discussion about the condition of a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with generalized lichen nitidus. (ebscohost.com)
- Lichen planus is a condition that forms a very itchy rash on the skin or in the mouth. (medlineplus.gov)
- If lichen planus is caused by a medicine you are taking, the rash should go away once you stop the medicine. (medlineplus.gov)
- Lichen planus (LP) is a benign non-infectious skin condition which causes an itchy rash to appear on the skin or inside the mouth. (news-medical.net)
- Lichen planus is a disease in which there is an itchy rash on the skin or in the mouth. (northside.com)
- If lichen planus is caused by a medication, the rash should go away once the medicine is stopped. (northside.com)
- On your skin, lichen planus causes a rash that is usually itchy. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Lichen planus or LP is a skin disease characterized by a raised or swollen itchy rash on the skin. (healthy-skincare.com)
- Consultation with a dermatologist is highly recommended to get a proper diagnosis and a proper treatment routine if the skin rash is indeed diagnosed as lichen planus. (healthy-skincare.com)
- Lichen planus is a rare, recurrent, itchy rash, characterized by shiny reddish-purple spots on the skin and gray-white ones in the mouth. (autoimmuneregistry.org)
- Lichen planus is a condition that causes a bumpy rash to develop on the skin. (leonardo-sites.com)
- Lichen planus is a disease which presents as an itchy, swollen rash on the skin or in the mouth. (alphaderm.ca)
- In rare cases, penis rash may be caused by lichen planus, an autoimmune condition. (man1health.com)
- The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown. (medlineplus.gov)
- For several years the cause of Lichen Planus has been unknown but most commonly people with Hepatitis C have been believed to suffer from this skin ailment but still that cannot be stated as an exact cause of Lichen Planus to occur. (wellness.com)
- The cause of lichen planus is unknown, but it is not contagious. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown, however research indicates it may be caused by an autoimmune disorder. (leonardo-sites.com)
- In some cases, an allergic reaction may be suspected as the cause of lichen planus. (leonardo-sites.com)
- The cause of lichen planus is often not known. (camc.org)
- Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory and immune mediated disease that affects the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes. (wikipedia.org)
- Lichen nitidus is a relatively rare, chronic skin eruption. (coem.com)
- Lichen planus is a chronic non-infectious inflammatory skin ailment. (md-health.com)
- Lichen planus is an acute or chronic inflammatory dermatosis of unknown origin involving skin or mucous membranes. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- An association is noted between lichen planus and hepatitis C virus infection, 1,2,3,4 chronic active hepatitis, and primary biliary cirrhosis. (dermaamin.com)
- Lichen Planus is a chronic, obstinate skin disease of which the exact cause is still unknown. (blogspot.com)
- Lichen sclerosus is a chronic skin disorder that is more common in women, most often affecting the external part of the vagina (vulva) or the area around the anus. (cdc.gov)
- Lichen planus mostly affects middle-aged adults. (medlineplus.gov)
- Lichen planus affects around 1 percent of the population. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- The conditions are equally common in males and females, but lichen planus more frequently affects the mouth in females. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Lichen nitidus mainly affects children and young adults. (medscape.com)
- Lichen planus generally affects middle-aged adults. (northside.com)
- Lichen planus usually affects men and women in middle age. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Lichen sclerosus, or LS, is a dermatological condition that primarily affects the genital area. (healthywomen.org)
- Lichen planus affects between 1-2% of the population, most of whom are middle-aged women. (thefreedictionary.com)
- Lichen planus is a skin disease that affects both the skin and the mucous membranes of the body. (nutralegacy.com)
- Lichen planus is not a contagious condition and it often affects middle-aged adults but rarely occurs in children. (leonardo-sites.com)
- Lichen Planus largely affects the skin. (lifeforce.in)
- Strong topical steroid creams or ointments reportedly are very helpful for lichen sclerosus, especially when it affects the genital areas. (cdc.gov)
- Lichen sclerosus most often affects women between the ages of 40 and 60 (although children and men can also be affected). (cdc.gov)
- Usually, lichen nitidus affects children and young adults, but it could develop in anyone. (epharmapedia.com)
- In shiny trachyonychia, inflammation periodically affects the nail matrix, but is interspersed with episodes of normal nail matrix functioning. (clinicaladvisor.com)
- What is Lichen Sclerosis? (wisegeek.com)
- Because of the way lichen sclerosis changes the thickness and texture of the skin, it is prone to tears, discoloration, blisters, and bruising. (wisegeek.com)
- Other problems can arise from lichen sclerosis in the genital or anal areas, such as the inability to perform sexual intercourse, pain when urinating, or constipation . (wisegeek.com)
- Researchers are not certain of what causes lichen sclerosis. (wisegeek.com)
- In addition, genetics are thought to play a large role in whether a person will be affected with lichen sclerosis. (wisegeek.com)
- People who are affected by lichen sclerosis can treat it. (wisegeek.com)
- If left untreated, lichen sclerosis in the genital and anal areas may lead to skin cancer . (wisegeek.com)
- People who have been diagnosed with lichen sclerosis will need to have check-up with their doctors every six months to one year. (wisegeek.com)
- What is lichen sclerosis and what does it look like? (articlealley.com)
- Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a skin condition that makes the vulva look white, slightly shiny, and smooth. (articlealley.com)
- The histology of the lesion associated with lichen sclerosis is distinctive. (renalandurologynews.com)
- After going to real the doxycycline 50 mg safe her doxycycline made upon am special they seem lichen sclerosis an beta-amyloid. (peciatky.net)
- Lichen planus is a relatively common inflammatory disorder that can affect the skin, mouth, vulva, and the fingernails and toenails. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- Lichen planus can result in rashes and changes in the skin, the lining of the mouth, vulva, scalp, and fingernails and toenails. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- Lichen sclerosus involves the vulva (the external part of the female genitalia) or the perianal area, around your anus. (healthywomen.org)
- She had non-indurated ivory white, shiny atrophic macules with follicular plugging in a figure-of-eight pattern around her vulva and anus. (pulsetoday.co.uk)
- Clinical examination revealed the presence of slightly white shiny plaques of the vulva and an atypical pigmented lesion, which the patient was not aware of. (eado.org)
- Certain medicines such as gold, arsenic, iodides, and chloroquine, some dyes and other chemicals have all been associated with a higher incidence of lichenoid reactions, which are sometimes thought to be a separate entity from lichen planus. (news-medical.net)
- The lichenoid eruptions in Lichen nitidus often occurs on the surface of the skin in the areas of the flexor of the forearms, back of the hands, chest, abdomen and the genitalia. (healthh.com)
- The exact cause of lichen nitidus has yet to be identified. (coem.com)
- The exact cause of lichen nitidus remains unclear, although there are several diseases are being associated with the incidence of lichen nitidus. (healthh.com)
- The exact cause of lichen nitidus is still not known. (epharmapedia.com)
- It is believed that lichen planus is the result of a combination of factors, including stress , hepatitis C infection, genetics, and/or an autoimmune response. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- The underlying cause of lichen sclerosus is not fully understood but it is thought to relate to an autoimmune process. (cdc.gov)
- Lichen planus might be an autoimmune disease. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- Nails: Lichen planus may appear on a few, or all, of your fingernails and toenails. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Lichen planus can also appear in the mouth, on the nails or on the external genitals. (leonardo-sites.com)
- Ridges or grooves may appear on the nails of the hands or feet as a result of lichen planus. (leonardo-sites.com)
- Lichen planus can also appear in the mouth and on the nails. (laserderm.com)
- People who have lichen planus on their skin also may develop it on their nails. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- A dermatologist often can tell whether you have lichen planus by examining your skin, nails, and mouth. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- The nails have a shiny appearance, and the nail plate is not opaque ( Figure 1 ). (clinicaladvisor.com)
- Genitals: Lichen planus in your genitals can cause bright red, painful areas. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Lichen Planus only on the skin is easier to treat than one on skin + mouth + genitals. (lifeforce.in)
- Lichen planus near the genitals can lead to pain. (camc.org)
- When the lichen sclerosus patches are removed from the genitals of women and girls, they usually come back. (lymphedemapeople.com)
- Women get lichen planus on their external genitals and the mucous membrane that lines the vagina. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- Treatment is recommended for lichen planus of the mouth and genitals. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- LP may be associated with other auto-immune conditions such as thyroid disease, vitiligo (white patches on the skin), and alopecia areata (patches of hair loss) Lichen planus is NOT infectious or contagious and cannot be passed to a sexual partner or to another part of your body. (issvd.org)
- Lichen planus is not a type of cancer, nor is it contagious. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- There are many treatments used to treat lichen planus. (issvd.org)
- You can treat lichen planus at home with anti-itch creams. (healthline.com)
- The case-study is the most vital part of the treatment, whereby various aspects of the patient's life-style, personality, food-habits, emotional make-up, personal and the family history are evaluated appropriately to decide on the correct medication to treat Lichen Planus. (blogspot.com)
- 5 In a meta-analysis, 16% of patients with lichen planus had hepatitis-C infection. (dermaamin.com)
- 2 The association of lichen planus and hepatitis C exists in all regions of the world, including North America. (dermaamin.com)
- 3 Hepatitis should be considered in patients with widespread or unusual presentations of lichen planus. (dermaamin.com)
- Some of the latest studies have shown a co-association of Lichen Planus with a rare variety of Hepatitis-C . It may be noted that the exact connection and causative link has not been established between the two entities. (lifeforce.in)
- There may be a link between lichen planus and infection with the hepatitis C virus. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- Many people with hepatitis C also have lichen planus. (robertcgriffithmd.com)
- The cause is unknown however medications treating high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis can cause lichen planus-type rashes and it is rarely associated with hepatitis. (skinworksny.com)
- The treatment for more severe lichen planus involves a multifaceted approach that generally includes medication and other therapies to reduce itching and soothe skin and mouth inflammation. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- Lichen planus (LP) is a disease of the skin caused by inflammation. (issvd.org)
- Treatments for lichen planus may include: antihistamines to relieve the skin itch and inflammation, immuno suppressing medication, lidocaine mouth wash to numb the mouth ulcers, topical corticosteroids, oral corticosteroids, corticosteroids injected right at the affected skin area, topical creams containing retinol, and possibly ultraviolet light therapy (PUVA). (healthy-skincare.com)