Lichen planus LP is a chronic inflammatory and immune-mediated disease that affects the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes. There is no cure, but many different medications and procedures have been used in efforts to control the symptoms. The term lichenoid reaction lichenoid eruption or lichenoid lesion refers to a lesion of similar or identical histopathologic and clinical appearance to lichen planus i. Lichen planus lesions are so called because of their " lichen -like" appearance  and can be classified by the site they involve, or by their morphology.
Mouth Health: What Is Oral Lichen Planus?
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Last Updated: March 29, References. There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 12, times. Lichen planus is a somewhat uncommon autoimmune disease that causes red, flat, and itchy bumps on the skin, nails, or irritated areas in the mouth.
Lichen planus: Who gets and causes
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Oral lichen planus is a chronic condition. There is no cure, so the treatment focuses on helping severe lesions heal and reducing pain or other discomfort. Your doctor will monitor your condition to determine the appropriate treatment or stop treatment as necessary.