A rare case of hypertrophic lichen planus caused by ingestion of ink

Authors

  • Varghese James Department of Dermatology, Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India
  • Mridula Vellore Jubilee Centre for Medical Research, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20211380

Keywords:

Hypertrophic lichen planus, Histopathology, Lesions

Abstract

Lichen planus is a papulosquamous disorder that affects the skin as well as mucous membrane. It is classified into different variants according to the location and morphology. Hypertrophic lichen planus is one of the clinical variants. Here we have described a case of four-year-old boy with unusual presentation of hypertrophic lichen planus caused by chewing refill of ballpoint pen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Author Biographies

Varghese James, Department of Dermatology, Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Professor, Department of Dermatology

Mridula Vellore, Jubilee Centre for Medical Research, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Research Assistant (Scientific Writer),

Jubilee Centre for Medical Research


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Published

2021-03-26

How to Cite

James, V., & Vellore, M. (2021). A rare case of hypertrophic lichen planus caused by ingestion of ink. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 9(4), 1216–1218. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20211380

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