Chapter 22. Lichen Planus

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Laurence Le Cleach MD Practicien Hospitalier1,
  2. Olivier Chosidow MD, PhD Professor Therapeutics Dermatology2 and
  3. Bernard Cribier MD, PhD Head of Department3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch22

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Le Cleach, L., Chosidow, O. and Cribier, B. (2008) Lichen Planus, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch22

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Service de Dermatologie, Corbeil Essonnes, France

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Tenon, Paris, France

  3. 3

    Department of Dermatology, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • Lichen planus (LP) - chronic inflammatory disease;
  • photochemotherapy and cutaneous LP;
  • topical ciclosporin in oral LP;
  • oral photochemotherapy;
  • complete remissions with thalidomide in severe LP;
  • topical ciclosporin and LP;
  • oral tretinoin and oral isotretinoin


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References