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Lichen Planus Causes & Risks

Causes

Not much is known about the cause. It is one of many skin diseases brought on by certain medications or diseases.

Risk Factors

Lichen planus is more likely to occur in the presence of:

  • Hepatitis C
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Graft vs. host disease

The condition is more common in females. It is also more common and in those 30 to 60 years old. Lichen planus is rare in children and the elderly.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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