Isolated Palmoplantar Lichen Planus

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Gurel G., Sahin S., ÇÖLGEÇEN E.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.8, pp.26-28, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Lichen planus is a benign, pruritic inflammatory dermatitis involving the skin, skin appendages and mucosa. Lichen planus have actinic, annular, atrophic, bullous, hypertrophic, follicular, linear and ulcerative variants. Nails and oral mucosa can also be involved. Palmoplantar lichen planus is a rare localized variant of lichen planus. Because stratum corneum is thicker in palmoplantar region, yellowish lesions are seen instead of classic purplish papules. Because it is different from the clinical morphology of the classic form of the lichen planus, palmoplantar type cause problems in diagnosis. Palmoplantar lichen planus is an extremely rare disease that can be easily confused with numerous other diseases, it can be easily missed. We present a case of lichen planus with isolated palmoplantar involvement.