Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lichen Planus Outlook

What to expect with lichen planus:

  • Lichen planus may resolve without treatment within 2-3 weeks.
  • Most cases resolve with treatment in 18 months
  • Recurrences are common.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lichen Planus References
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