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lichenification

 [li-ken″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
thickening and hardening of the skin, with exaggeration of its normal markings.

li·chen·i·fi·ca·tion

(lī'ken-i-fi-kā'shŭn),
Leathery induration and thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis, caused by scratching, as in atopic or chronic contact dermatitis.
[lichen + L. facio, to make]

lichenification

/li·chen·i·fi·ca·tion/ (li-ken″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun) thickening and hardening of the skin, with exaggeration of its normal markings.

lichenification

[līken′ifikā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, leichen, lichen, facere, to make
thickening and hardening of the skin, giving it a leathery, barklike appearance, often resulting from the irritation caused by repeated scratching of a pruritic lesion. lichenified, adj.

lichenification

Induration of the skin with hyperpigmentation, acanthosis and hyperkeratosis, usually in response to chronic pruritus.

lichenification

Induration of the skin with hyperpigmentation, acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, often linked to chronic pruritus

li·chen·i·fi·ca·tion

(lī'ken-i-fi-kā'shŭn)
Leathery induration and thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis, caused by scratching in atopic or chronic contact dermatitis.
[lichen + L. facio, to make]

lichenification

Hardening and thickening of the skin so as to produce the condition of LICHEN SIMPLEX.

lichenification

leathery induration and thickening of skin with parakeratosis of stratum corneum, in areas of chronic inflammation, e.g. eczema or chronic low-grade trauma

lichenification

thickening and hardening of the skin, with exaggeration of its normal markings.
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On physical examination, feather loss was severe with diffuse hyperemia, lichenification, and crusting.
If left untreated, severe eczema can cause lichenification, which causes the skin to become thick and leathery.
Moderate-to-severe forms of atopic dermatitis can be characterized by pronounced pruritus (itch), cutaneous dryness, and skin lesions marked by redness, infiltration/papulation, crusting/oozing, and lichenification (skin thickening), with periods of lesion exacerbation.
These areas were surrounded by secondary lichenification due to constant scratching or picking.
Chronic eczema/dermatitis is characterised by lichenification, which refers to thickening of the skin with exaggeration of normal markings.
A widespread lichenification of the skin across her back and limbs was also noted, which she reports appeared within three days of starting chemotherapy in Ghana.
The presence of juvenile worms in human body elicits inflammatory reactions that cause dermatitis, lichenification, and sclerosing keratitis.
Lichenification (thickening of the skin) is often seen in the cubital fossa, and the skin is hard and not easily punctured.
The Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) was used to assess four individual symptoms of atopic dermatitis: erythema, induration/papulation, excoriation and lichenification together with the percentage of body surface affected in different areas.
The exam also should include vulvoscopy to look for areas of erythema, lichenification, fissures, erosions, ulcerations, scarring and architectural changes, evidence of atrophy, hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation, and evidence of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasm, he said.
Edema around the clitoral hood is another early finding, and in more advance cases there may be secondary lichenification and extensive scarring.
The primary endpoint was a summary score for erythema, edema/papulation, oozing/crust, excoriation and lichenification according to a 4-point scale.