19 Possible Causes for Lichenification in USA

  • Lichen Simplex Chronicus

    This constant process leads to lichenification. … The central zone is the area of maximum lichenification and hyperpigmentation. … The itching involved can be more easily controlled, while the features of lichenification take several weeks to show significant improvement.[1]

  • Prurigo Nodularis

    Patients with this condition resort to repetitive itching and scratching which leads to lichenification and hyperkeratosis. … Chronic and repetitive scratching, picking, or rubbing of the nodules may result in permanent changes to the skin, including nodular lichenification, hyperkeratosis, hyperpigmentation … [2] [3]

  • Stasis Dermatitis

    Lipodermatosclerosis, lichenification, ulceration and bacterial infection follow in severe cases. … Chronically, physical examination may present with lichenification and hyperpigmentation from scratching and rubbing due to pruritis. … If not treated properly, there would be an increase incidence of lichenification, lipodermatosclerosis, cellulitis and contact allergy dermatitis.[4]

  • Winchester Syndrome

    Other non-skeletal findings include contracture formation, subcutaneous nodules (these appear on the hands), hyperpigmentation, skin thickening, lichenification and banding … [5]

  • Atopic Dermatitis
    Lichenification of Trunk Lichenification

    Lichenification, excoriation and erosion or crusting on the trunk may indicate secondary infection.[6]

  • Atopy

    Lichenification is commonly seen in childhood dermatitis. … Xerosis, lichenification, and eczematous lesions are the three manifestations of atopic dermatitis.[7]

  • Tinea Cruris

    While no mortality is associated with this disease, the morbidity is quite high and can be attributed to complications like lichenification, secondary bacterial infections … [8]

  • Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

    After repetitive exposure, patients may present with lichenification, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation and scarring of the skin. … 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 … [9] [10]

  • Intertrigo

    Fungal infections may cause chaffing, crusting and lichenification of the affected skin.[11]

  • Onchocerciasis

    In early stages, the rash may be transient; however, as the infection progresses into chronic infection it leads to loss of skin elasticity, atrophy, depigmentation, and lichenification[12]

Further symptoms


  1. Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Symptoma
  2. Prurigo Nodularis, Symptoma
  3. Prurigo nodularis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  4. Stasis Dermatitis, Symptoma
  5. Winchester Syndrome, Symptoma
  6. Atopic dermatitis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  7. Atopy, Symptoma
  8. Tinea Cruris, Symptoma
  9. Erythropoietic Protoporphyria, Symptoma
  10. Erythropoietic protoporphyria, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  11. Intertrigo, Symptoma
  12. Onchocerciasis, Symptoma