To help you better understand lichenoid dermatitis, I have compiled a visual guide featuring pictures of lichenoid dermatitis. This skin condition can cause discomfort and concern for those affected. I have searched high and low on the internet to find a resource of quality photos. Let’s dive in.
What does lichenoid dermatitis look like?
Lichenoid dermatitis typically appears as small, flat-topped bumps or papules on the skin. These bumps are often reddish-purple in color and may have a shiny appearance. They can be clustered together or scattered across the affected area. Lichenoid dermatitis can also cause redness, inflammation, and itching.
In some cases, there may be white streaks or patches known as Wickham striae on the affected skin. It’s important to note that the appearance of lichenoid dermatitis can vary from person to person. If you suspect you have lichenoid dermatitis, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
All of these pictures have been sourced from Global Skin Atlas (GSA). GSA accepts photos that are submitted by doctors or medical professionals. Their goal is to provide us with skin condition knowledge, through the art of photos.
Neck Lichenoid Dermatitis Image
This picture shows us a young male who has an oval-shaped patch of lichenoid dermatitis on the back of his neck. Although the eczema patch may be considered “unsightly”, it is not contagious.
Pictures of Lichenoid Dermatitis: Feet & Ankles
Sometimes lichenoid dermatitis is on the ankles as seen in these photos. The doctor who diagnosed this individual described this variant of eczema as “Lichenoid pigmented purpuric dermatitis of Gougerot-Blum”.
Gougerout-Blum is a subtype of purpuric dermatosis where the raised bumps combine and create plaques (raised patches) on the skin; as described by the National Library of Medicine.
Elbow Lichen Spinulosus Dermatitis
This picture shows us lichen spinulosus dermatitis on both elbows of a 10-year-old boy. The papules are clustered together on both sides, and each bump is roughly 1 – 3 mm in size. Lichen Spinulosus (LS) is a peculiar and uncommon skin condition that primarily affects children, adolescents, and young adults.
Lichenoid Dermatitis Forearm Pictures
Dr. Jayakar Thomas, a Dermatologist, diagnosed this as lichen planus, on the wrist, forearm, and upper arm of an 18-year-old woman.
Pictures of Lichen Planus Dermatitis
These pictures of lichenoid dermatitis on the wrists, fingers, and thighs, were diagnosed by Dr. Ian McColl from the Australian Institute of Dermatology. This patient was treated with PUVA therapy, but it did not improve the symptoms for this 43-year-old male.
PUVA therapy is a combination of psoralens (P), which make you more sensitive to light, and UV light (UVA) to treat a variety of skin conditions.
Pictures of Lichenoid Dermatitis: Trunk, Scalp, & Mouth
These pictures of lichenoid dermatitis were taken by Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany on a 59-year-old male. The eczema was found on the patient’s trunk, scalp, and inside his mouth. The lesions were present for about 6 months.
Lichen Dermatitis with Papules Picture
Dr. Shahbaz Janjua describes this shin skin inflammation (pictured) as “violaceous polygonal papules”, meaning violet-colored, non-circular bumps. Lichenoid dermatitis can take on many shapes and colors.
Lichen Planus (LP) Flare-up Picture
In this photo, you will see a pruritic eruption of lichen on the arms and trunk. According to Dr. Ted Rosen, this patient did not consume any medications prior to this flare-up, so it is not considered a drug-induced reaction.
The 65-year-old male was treated with a topical steroid called clobetasol propionate, and his symptoms improved drastically.
Lichenoid Dermatitis Photos – Back & Forearms
These pictures of lichenoid dermatitis show severe inflammation on this woman’s back and forearms. Most of the upper back is covered with rash-like inflammation. It looks like the start of the rash was on the upper left side, as there is a more severe reaction.
Purple Lichenoid Dermatitis Leg Pictures
These pictures of lichenoid dermatitis are of a 30-year-old male who was diagnosed with lichenoid dermatitis on his calf and legs. You can tell that these papules are violaceous because of their purple appearance. According to his doctor, this eczema was not seen anywhere else on the body.
Shiny Polygonal Lichenoid Dermatitis Pictures
These pictures of lichenoid dermatitis are of the hands, legs, and feet of a 10-year-old girl. Her doctor documented that the duration of her symptoms last for a total of 10 months.
Atrophic Lichen Planus Images
A skin biopsy confirmed that these pictures of lichenoid dermatitis were specifically atrophic lichen planus. Atrophic lichen is characterized by thinning and loss of the affected skin, resulting in depressed or sunken areas.
Atrophic lichen, also known as lichen planus atrophicus, is a specific form of lichen planus, which is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Lichen planus typically presents as itchy, flat-topped, purple or reddish-colored bumps or lesions on the skin or mucous membranes.
Lichenoid Planus (LP) Dermatitis on the Forehead
This image of lichenoid dermatitis shows us a dark (hyperpigmented) area of skin on the person’s forehead. According to Dr. Al-Sudany, this plaque lasted about 1 month.
Picture of Lichenoid Dermatitis on the Lips
You can get lichenoid dermatitis on the lips and inside the mouth. The picture shows us a moderate to severe case of lichenoid dermatitis on the bottom lip of a 60-year-old male.
The Power of Pictures
The power of visual aids in medical understanding cannot be overstated, and pictures of lichenoid dermatitis have played a crucial role in advancing our knowledge of this perplexing condition.
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