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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

Dr. Vlada Groysman
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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


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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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Can low complement levels cause lichen planus ( armpit) and tinea versicolor?

Can low complement levels cause lichen planus ( armpit) and tinea versicolor?

Yes and no: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection. It may present due to a decrease in the immune system (low complement). Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorder of unknown origin. Various autoimmune illnesses are associated with increased incidence in lichen planus. Secondary raynaud's disease also has been linked with some autoinmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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Can I use absorbent jr for lichen planus?

No: Lichen planus is usually treated with steroids. I have also found that some patients get help using childs toothpaste made by spry or brushing with plain xyletol and not using any other tooth paste. ...Read more

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What is lichen planus ?

Lichen Planus: Lichen planus is a chornic disease of the skin and oral mucusa. Its name refers to the dry and undulating, "lichen-like" appearance of affected skin. The underlying pathology of this disease is unknown at this time. ...Read more

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For how long does it take until lichen planus goes away?

For how long does it take until lichen planus goes away?

No cure: There is no cure, just maintenance for lichen planus. Several dentists work with particular pharmacies to have a custom rinse made up for helping with the problem. Sometimes some meds may have to be administered in severe cases. I would consult your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more