Lichenoid eruption

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Lichenoid eruption
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L43-L44
ICD-9-CM 697
MeSH D017512

A lichenoid eruption is a skin disease characterized by damage and infiltration between the epidermis and dermis.[1]

Examples include lichen planus, lichen sclerosus and lichen nitidus. It can also be associated with abrasion or drug use.[2] It has been observed in conjunction with the use of proton pump inhibitors.[3]

The term "lichenoid" derives from a resemblance to a lichen.