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Liquen plano - Overview

Definición:

Es una enfermedad en la cual se presenta una erupción pruriginosa en la piel o en la boca.

Causas, incidencia y factores de riesgo:

La causa exacta del liquen plano se desconoce, pero es probable que esté relacionada con una reacción alérgica o inmunitaria.

Los riesgos abarcan:

  • Exposición a medicamentos, colorantes y otras substancias químicas (incluyendo oro, antibióticos, arsénico, yoduros, cloroquina, quinacrina, quinidina, fenotiazinas y diuréticos)
  • Trastornos como la hepatitis C

El liquen plano generalmente afecta a personas adultas de mediana edad y es menos frecuente en los niños.

  • Reviewed last on: 10/10/2010
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Habif, Thomas P. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2009:pp 320-326.

Mirowski GW, Mark LA. Oral disease and oral-cutaneous manifestations of gastrointestinal and liver disease. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elseiver;2010:chap 22.

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