A Child Patient with Eyelid Involvement of Liken Planus

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Gurel G., Sahin S., Aytekin B., ÇÖLGEÇEN E.

IZMIR DR BEHCET UZ COCUK HASTANESI DERGISI, vol.9, no.1, pp.67-70, 2019 (ESCI) identifier


Lichen planus (LP) which was firstly defined by Erasmus Wilson in 1869, is a pruritic dermatosis with unknown etiology affecting skin and mucosa. It is characterized with purple, scaly, flat polygonal popular lesions placed on flexor surface of wrist and legs and oral and genital mucous membranes. LP is rarely seen in children and constitutes only 1-4% of total cases. Eyelid involvement is rarely reported finding of LP which is an inflammatory disease. Herein, a 9-year-old child with LP is presented with very rarely reported involvement of eyelids.