Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rash Lichen Planus Underlying Cause

The cause of lichen planus is unknown, but it may be due to an allergy.

Triggers for lichen planus include:

  • Chemicals
  • Dyes
  • Medications
  • Skin irritants
  • Stress

Conditions that occur with lichen planus include:

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rash Lichen Planus References
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