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Actinic lichen planus

Lichen planus (LP) is an inflammatory skin condition with characteristic clinical and histopathological findings

Prevalence

1,000 / 100,000

3,310,000

US estimated

5,135,000

Europe estimated

Age of Onset

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ICD-10

L43.8

Inheritance

Autosomal dominant

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Autosomal recessive

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Mitochondrial/Multigenic

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X-linked dominant

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X-linked recessive

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5 Facts you should know

FACT

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Lichen planus is a papulosquamous inflammatory dermatitis that affects less than 1% of the population

FACT

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Classic lichen planus typically presents as erythematous to violaceous flat-topped papules that are pruritic and polygonal

FACT

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In actinic LP, specifically, affected people develop mildly itchy, coin-shaped patches on sun exposed areas such as the face, the neck and the backs of the hands

FACT

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Mild cases can often be managed with topical steroids, while more intensive therapies may be required for severe cases

FACT

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Actinic LP is more common in dark-skinned populations; it is extremely rare in caucasians

Actinic lichen planus is also known as...

Other names for Actinic lichen planus include:

Actinic LP; Lichen planus actinus; Lichen planus subtropicus; Lichen planus tropicus; Lichenoid melanodermatitis; Summertime actinic lichenoid eruption

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Common signs & symptoms

At the time this analysis was conducted, there were no common signs or symptoms for this disease.

Current treatments

At the time this analysis was conducted, there were no current treatments for this disease.

Top Clinical Trials

At the time this analysis was conducted, there were no interventional clinical studies being conducted.

Top Treatments in Research

At the time this analysis was conducted, there were no treatments in development for this disease.