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Lichen Planus

"Lichen Planus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An inflammatory, pruritic disease of the skin and mucous membranes, which can be either generalized or localized. It is characterized by distinctive purplish, flat-topped papules having a predilection for the trunk and flexor surfaces. The lesions may be discrete or coalesce to form plaques. Histologically, there is a "saw-tooth" pattern of epidermal hyperplasia and vacuolar alteration of the basal layer of the epidermis along with an intense upper dermal inflammatory infiltrate composed predominantly of T-cells. Etiology is unknown.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lichen Planus" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lichen Planus" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 31 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2009 and 2016
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