Lichen simplex chronicus

Authors

  • Vadla Vidya Sagar Department of Pharmacy, CMR College of Pharmacy, Kandlakoya (V), Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Borra Chaitanya Department of Pharmacy, CMR College of Pharmacy, Kandlakoya (V), Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Aruna Surakasula Department of Pharmacy, CMR College of Pharmacy, Kandlakoya (V), Hyderabad, Telangana, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20173028

Keywords:

Dermatosis, Hemiplegia, Lichenification

Abstract

Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) is a chronic inflammation of the skin characterized by lichenification of the skin because of excessive scratching. This case report depicts a 58-year-old male with the chief complaints of pain in left hemiplegia upper and lower limbs and slurring of speech for 10 days. The patient also had complaints of itching and skin lesion over the upper and lower limbs for 1 year. The associations of LSC with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and personality disorders are well established in the literature. LSC is an irritating itchy dermatosis in which anxiety is common and affects the quality of life (QOL) of the patients.

References

Bolognia J, Jorizzo J, Schaffer J. Dermatology, volume-1, chapter-6. New York; 2003:85-87.

Secilmis Kerimoglu O, Dogan NU, Tazegul A, Karamese M, Beyhekim H, Celik C. ‘Lichen simplex chronicus that accompanies anogenital warts during the childhood’. Case Reports Med. 2012;2012:1-3.

Dermatology cryosurgery and cryotherapy, In: Abramovits W, Graham G, Har-Shai Y, Strumia R, eds. Springer-verlag, London; 2016:511-512.

Ramineni HB, Manogna ASKL, Chandini M, Vidyadhara S. A case of neurodermitis circumscripta with generalised pruritic. Int J Med Health Sci. 2015;4(1):145-6.

Radmanesh M, Sharifi M, Shafiei S. Lichen simplex chronicus, neurotic excoriation and nodular prurigo and their correlation with atopy: a case-control study. Iranian J Dermatol. 2011;14(1):25-8.

Abdelhalim NM. Capsaicin Phonophoresis versus transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the treatment of pruritus in lichen simplex chronicus: a prospective randomized controlled study. Int J Health Sci Res. 2014;4(11):140-9.

Downloads

Published

2017-06-24

How to Cite

Sagar, V. V., Chaitanya, B., & Surakasula, A. (2017). Lichen simplex chronicus. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 5(7), 3261–3263. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20173028

Issue

Section

Case Reports