Lichen Planus, Lichenoid Eruptions and Cutaneous Graft-Versus-Host-Reaction

  • Miklós SimonJr.


Lichen planus (LP) is a noncontagious, inflammatory, pruritic, papular muco-cutaneous disease of unknown etiology that most commonly affects middle-aged adults. In 1869, Erasmus Wilson described the cutaneous “leichen planus” in 50 case histories and recorded oral lesions in three of his patients (Wilson 1869). Weyl and Wickham noted the surface markings on the papules and pointed out the importance of these marks in establishing the clinical diagnosis of LP (Weyl 1885; Wickham 1895). After Neumann, Weyl, Caspary, and Poor, Darier described the histopathology of LP (Darier 1909), the only important addition has been the demonstration of “colloid bodies” at the dermoepidermal junction by Thyresson and Moberger (1957). The direct immunofluorescence findings in LP have been extensively studied for the first time by Barthelmes and Haustein (1970) and Baart de la Faille-Kuyper and Baart de la Faille (1974), respectively.


Bullous Pemphigoid Glans Penis Dermoepidermal Junction Cicatricial Pemphigoid Topical Glucocorticoid 
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