Published: 2017-06-24

Lichen simplex chronicus

Vadla Vidya Sagar, Borra Chaitanya, Aruna Surakasula


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.


Dermatosis, Hemiplegia, Lichenification

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