Lichen planus pigmentosus
Hayat Bourra, Benzekri Leila
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;15:54. doi:10.11604/pamj..15.54.2928

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Lichen planus pigmentosus

Hayat Bourra, Benzekri Leila
Pan Afr Med J. 2013; 15:54. doi:10.11604/pamj.2013.15.54.2928. Published 19 Jun 2013



Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is a rare variant of lichen planus (LP), reported in various ethnic groups. It occurs predominantly in female in the third or fourth decade of life, characterized by insidious onset of dark-brown macules in sun exposed areas and flexural folds. The differential diagnosis may occur with drug-induced pigmentation, photosensitization and vitamin deficiency like pellagra.


Corresponding author:
Hayat Bourra, Dermatology Department, CHU Ibn Sina, Med V Souissi University, Rabat, Morocco
dr_hbourra@hotmail.com

©Hayat Bourra et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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