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A STUDY ON LICHEN PLANUS IN CHILDREN

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Author(s): Neerja Puri | Asha Puri

Journal: Our Dermatology Online
ISSN 2081-9390

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 303;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: lichen | autoimmune | childhood | pruritis | childhood | nails

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Lichen planus is considered to be rare in children. However, it does not appear to be uncommon in Indian subcontinent. Aims: The study was undertaken to analyse the clinical profile of childhood lichen planus. Material and Methods: We selected 30 children with LP for the study. The children selected were below the age of 14 years of age. Results and Discussion: In our study, it was seen that that the maximum onset of disease was between 5-9 years of age and mean age of children with LP was 6.8 years. The commonest type of LP in children was classical LP seen in 60% children, followed by actinic LP in 20% children. LP hypertrophicus and linear LP were seen in 10% patients each. Nail changes were seen in 10% patients.
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