lichenification


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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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The typical findings include pruritus, erythema, papules/vesicles, xerosis, excoriations, erosions, and, in many cases, lichenification and dyspigmentation.
14-17) In this case, the observed clinical signs were severe feather loss from the body with diffuse hyperemia, severe lichenification, and crusting.
If left untreated, severe eczema can cause lichenification, which causes the skin to become thick and leathery.
Chronic eczema of the foot is hallmarked by hyperkeratosis and lichenification (exaggeration of skin creases with a leathery texture) (6).
Chronic eczema/dermatitis is characterised by lichenification, which refers to thickening of the skin with exaggeration of normal markings.
Regarding the cutaneous findings, they range from none to pruritus with excoriation or lichenification, prurigo nodularis or real ulcerations post scratching.
Scrotal dermatitis is characterized by severe itching, erythema, scaling and lichenification of the scrotal skin.
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.
Taking into account that there were still eczematiform patches and lichenification on sun-exposed skin areas, a photobiological study was performed, revealing the following: Minimal Erythema-tous Dose (MED) for UVB was 26 mJ/[cm.
These lesions have been found to be associated with lichenification, acanthosis, basal cell hyperpigmentation, hyperkeratosis, hypergranulosis, and dermal papillary fibrosis (2).
Other possible oral manifestations from nutritional deficiency may include extra oral dermatitis, lichenification around the mouth, peeling of the lips and poor taste acuity.