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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1993 Aug;29(2 Pt 1):249-55.

Lichenoid drug eruptions.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Soroka Medical Center of Kupat Holim, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.


Lichen planus-like or lichenoid eruptions from certain drugs and compounds can closely mimic idiopathic lichen planus. The patient's history and physical examination histopathologic criteria, and certain tests can assist in the differentiation between a lichenoid drug eruption and idiopathic lichen planus and in the identification of the offending drug.

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