lichen simplex

lichen simplex

Hardened and thickened skin epidermis caused by abnormally persistent scratching. This is usually a response to some long-term (chronic) skin condition but may be the result of mental agitation and the establishment of a scratch-itch-scratch-itch cycle. Lichenification soon disappears if scratching can be avoided.
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According to a review of more than 150 elderly patients in the outpatient setting who presented with a chief complaint of persistent pruritus, the five most common diagnoses were atopiclike dermatosis, lichen simplex chronicus/prurigo nodularis, subacute prurigo, transient acantholytic dermatosis, and neuropathic disease.
Opus-M Health: Nd (previously known as NeuroDerMo) is a healthcare app which serves as an electronic diary and monitoring tool for patients suffering from lichen simplex chronicus (neurodermatitis), a serious skin disorder characterized by chronic itching and scratching.
Patients will complain of pruritus, but they will avoid scratching because it is too painful, In contrast, vulvar lichen simplex chronicus results in an itch that is pleasurable to scratch.
The diagnosis of anogenital lichen sclerosus can usually be made clinically; however, several inflammatory dermatoses can occur in the anogenital area: lichen planus, cicatricial pemphigoid, lichen simplex, morphea, and eczema.
Background: Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) is a common pruritic disorder resulting from repeated rubbing and scratching.
Patients with lichen simplex chronicus rub or scratch their skin until it forms an eczematous dermatitis.
And be sure patients understand that all lichens are not created equal, and they need to know the full name of their disorder, whether lichen sclerosus, lichen simplex chronicus, or erosive lichen planus.
Furthermore, some authors consider lichen amyloid a variant of lichen simplex chronicus in which scratching leads to necrosis of keratinocytes and eventually to the formation of amyloid in the papillary dermis (9).
A ALSO called localised scratch dermatitis or lichen simplex, this is a chronic, itchy inflammation of the skin.
Anogenital lichen sclerosus must be distinguished from genital lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus, Bowen's disease, and Paget's disease.
PRUDOXIN(TM) is indicated for the short-term (up to eight days) management of moderate itching of atopic dermatitis and lichen simplex chronicus in adult patients.