1991
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.1991.tb00935.x
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Lichen Planus in Childhood: A Report of 17 Patients

Abstract: Lichen planus is a dermatosis of unknown origin with a very limited frequency in children. Over a period of one and a half years we observed 17 cases of childhood lichen planus. The classic form of the disease as seen in adults was the most common in these children; unlike adults, however, mucosal and nail involvement was uncommon. The natural history of the disease was similar to that in adults.

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“…8 In adults there is an equal sex distribution. Some researchers have found an equal sex distribution in children 1,4 ; however, Kumar et al 2 observed more girls in his series, but boys predominated in the study of Sharma and Maheshwari. 3 Although LP is usually a sporadic disorder, there is also a familial form.…”
Section: Flementioning
confidence: 88%
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“…8 In adults there is an equal sex distribution. Some researchers have found an equal sex distribution in children 1,4 ; however, Kumar et al 2 observed more girls in his series, but boys predominated in the study of Sharma and Maheshwari. 3 Although LP is usually a sporadic disorder, there is also a familial form.…”
Section: Flementioning
confidence: 88%
“…In the 4 series documenting 15 or more children, oral mucosal involvement ranged from 4% to 30%. [1][2][3][4] Isolated oral mucosal involvement is rare in children but has been described. 15 …”
Section: Oral Involvementmentioning
confidence: 97%
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“…Koebner's phenomenon is considered to be common in children with LP, varying between 24 and 28% [7]. Initially linear LP was thought to be more common in children as compared to adults, but recent studies have shown results on the contrary [8][9][10]. Linear lichen planus has been observed in 8-30.4 % patients.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Most of the last studies on lichen planus in children have been undertaken in India. (2) The supposed rarity of childhood lichen planus could be due to the fact that its assosciations with auto-immune conditions, exposure to drugs & dental restorative materials, infective agents (HBV,HCV,HHV-7) & other environmental triggers that are uncommon in children. (1) Mean age of onset of lichen planus has been 7-8 years.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%