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.

Progression

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

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Prevention of

 

Lichenoid keratosis

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Lichenoid keratosis
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