Lichenoid eruption

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Lichenoid eruption
Specialty Dermatology Edit this on Wikidata

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.


  1. ^ Lichenoid+eruptions at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ "White : Diseases of the Skin - Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Disorders".
  3. ^ Bong JL, Lucke TW, Douglas WS (January 2000). "Lichenoid drug eruption with proton pump inhibitors". BMJ. 320 (7230): 283. doi:10.1136/bmj.320.7230.283. PMC 27275. PMID 10650025.

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