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What are the differences between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

What are the differences between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Skin vs systemic: Lichen plan us is a skin and mucous membrane (mouth) disease. There are several forms of lupus. Some forms affect only the skin and can even look like lichen planus skin changes. The main firm (SLE) is a systemic total body, autoimmune disease not limited to the skin and mouth. Lupus Erythematosis is also associated with lab abnormalities not present in lichen planus ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Please help! what is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Please help! what is the difference between lichen planus (lpp)& lupus erythematosus (le)?

Difference: Lp no cure, cause unknown, not understood well by medicine. Le is an autoimmune disease, no cure, treatment is to treat the symptoms with drug therapy. Please consult your md. ...Read more

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I have had lichen planus since late 90's. Is it normal to have it so long? Still get painful sores on tongue.Should i see dermatology or oral surgeon?

Normal: Lichen planus is one of those maladies that tends to stay with us once it is acquired. It tends to display as both skin lesions and oral lesions...So, it is dealt with by professionals in both specialties. A dermatologist or a dental professional trained in oral medicine or oral biology can give more information regarding treatment. ...Read more

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For how long does lichen planus last?

See below: Lichen planus is a disease of the skin and/ormucous membranes that resembles lichen. It is thought to be the result of an autoimmune process with an unknown trigger. In the mouth it can cause redness and swelling, peeling of the gums and cheeks painful sores. Without treatment, most lesions will spontaneously resolve within 6–12 months. ...Read more

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Can lichen planus stops if offending medication removed?

Lichen Planus: Some drugs, such as arsenic, bismuth, or gold, can produce an eruption which appears identical to lichen planus. Exposure to certain chemicals used in the development of color photographs can also produce a similar rash. The long-term use of the drugs quinacrine or Quinidine (quinidine gluconate, Quinidine sulfate), which is used for malaria and certain microscopic organisms. Lp may stop with dc. ...Read more

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Dr. John Ebner
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Lichen Planus (Definition)

Peculiar little papules in lines & clusters especially forearms & lower legs, frequently with specific type of white membrane inside mouth. Sometimes the mouth lesions are painful but usually not. Sometimes associated with hepatitis. Sometimes as an allergy to a med. Most often the cause is not found. Early on it can be very itchy: hope for relief from a prescription potent ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more