Lichenoid keratosis

A patch or plaque caused by inflammation, often at the site of a pre-existing lesion such as a lentigo. It is harmless and often resolves without treatment.

Also known as

LPLK, lichen planus-like keratosis

Symptoms and signs

  • A rough patch or plaque, often sore or irritated.
  • The appearance is usually non-specific and may resemble a superficial skin cancer on examination by a doctor.

Risk factors

  • Lichenoid keratosis may be caused by inflammation due to drugs, dermatitis, or sun exposure, but usually the cause is not known

Prognosis / outcome

Lichenoid keratosis is harmless and there are no complications.


Lichenoid keratosis may become irritated or inflamed, often without any apparent cause. It often resolves by itself without treatment

Procedures for


Lichenoid keratosis

Medications for


Lichenoid keratosis

No items found.

Prevention of


Lichenoid keratosis

More information

News / blog articles

No items found.

Recommended web links


Clinical images of
Lichenoid keratosis
Click on an image to view it in greater detail.


No items found.