The picture below (taken by Dr Tag-El -Din Anbar) illustrates lichen planus on an arm:
Mucus membranes may also be affected.
Management may be symptomatic, or with steroid creams.
Half of cases have resolved within 6 to 9 months and the majority of the rest will be gone within 18 months.
A lichenoid-like rash can also be caused by some medications, including:
- thiazide diuretics
- gold injections
- mercury fillings