Ulcerative (erosive) lichen planus

    Article Contributors: 
    Sean Klepper M.D.
    Artur Zembowicz M.D....

    Clinical Features:

    • Seen on the hands and feet (where it can result in permanent loss of the nail) and mucosal membranes of the mouth or genitalia
    • Risk of squamous cell carcinoma in chronic lesions
    • Rare associations include Castleman disease, chronic hydroxyurea therapy and hepatitis C.

    Histologic Features:

    • Epidermal ulceration, with the typical changes of lichen planus at the edges of the ulcers
    • Plasma cells are universally present in lesions of mucosal membranes.
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  • Ulcerative lichen planus
    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection