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

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

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