Topical Tacrolimus in the Treatment of Lichen Planus in a Child
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2008
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Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 570–571, September/October 2008
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FORTINA, A. B., GIULIONI, E. and TONIN, E. (2008), Topical Tacrolimus in the Treatment of Lichen Planus in a Child. Pediatric Dermatology, 25: 570–571. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00736.x
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2008
Abstract: Lichen planus is a relatively common mucocutaneous disease in adult patients, but it is more rare in children. Topical corticosteroids are the first line of treatment in most pediatric patients with a localized classic form of lichen planus. We report the case of a child with cutaneous lichen planus who did not respond to topical steroids but showed complete resolution once switched to 0.03% tacrolimus ointment.