Possible Causes for Lichenification in USA

  • Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

    Although blistering of the skin is rather uncommon, repeated exposure can lead to lichenification, loss of nail lunulae, development of pseudovesicles and other chronic skin[1]

  • Atopic Dermatitis
    Lichenification of Trunk Lichenification

    Lichenification, excoriation and erosion or crusting on the trunk may indicate secondary infection.[2]

  • Sexual Abuse Victim
    Perianal Lichenification
  • Rectal Pruritus
    Perianal Lichenification
  • Rectal Trauma
    Perianal Lichenification

    Rectal trauma occurs due to various injuries, like anorectal avulsion, automobile, gunshot or stab wounds, foreign body ingestion, drug trafficking, or erotic activity. Diagnosis may be difficult, especially in patients who cannot or will not offer a detailed description of their injury. Patients may present with isolated…[3]

  • Psoriasis
    Perianal Lichenification

    Psoriasis is a chronic, multifactorial, inflammatory disease, characterized by circumscribed, scaling, erythematous macules, papules and plaques. They frequently occur on the skin of the elbows and knees, but can affect any area. Exacerbations and remissions are typical and often related to systemic or environmental…[4]

  • Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus
    Pityriasis Lichenoides
  • Chronic Hepatitis C
    Lichen Planus

    Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. If such an infection persists for more than six months, it is deemed chronic hepatitis C, and this condition bears high risks of liver cirrhosis or malignant degeneration. An acute stage of hepatitis C infection has been described, but most patients…[5]

  • Tinea Corporis
    Lichen Planus

    Tinea corporis is a common dermatophyte infection of the skin that is common worldwide. The disorder is characterized by lesions that can be inflammatory or non-inflammatory on the glabrous skin (skin other than the groin, scalp, palms and soles). The patients may be asymptomatic or may present with pruritic…[6]

  • Hepatitis C
    Lichen Planus

    Hepatitis C is a viral infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. A mildly symptomatic chronic illness is observed in the majority of cases. But because of its risk of progression to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma which can both be life-threatening, timely detection is necessary. Detection of specific antibodies…[7]

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  1. Erythropoietic Protoporphyria, Symptoma
  2. Wikipedia: Atopic dermatitis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. Rectal Trauma, Symptoma
  4. Psoriasis, Symptoma
  5. Chronic Hepatitis C, Symptoma
  6. Tinea Corporis, Symptoma
  7. Hepatitis C, Symptoma