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A 47-year-old male asked:

My son who is suffering from lichen planus had malaria n dengue when he wad 2 yr n 4 yr.is lichen planus caused bcos of this. now , my son is 11yrs?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
No relation: I do not believe that there is any relationship between lichen planus, malaria and dengue fever.
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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 39 years experience
It is unknown but: mat be plausible. It is known that Hepatitis C infection can cause it as well as be triggered by flu vaccine(s). See: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lichen-planus/symptoms-causes/syc-20351378
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Last updated Dec 5, 2019
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