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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Actinic Lichen Planus

"Actinic lichen planus: Subtropic or actinic lichen planus occurs in regions, such as Africa, the Middle East, and India. This mildly pruritic eruption usually spares the nails, the scalp, the mucous membranes, and covered areas. Lesions are characterized by nummular patches with a hypopigmented zone surrounding a hyperpigmented center." (From eMedicine site)

The word Pruitic means Itchy.

Mucus Membranes means the moist skin inside the mouth.

Lesions are areas of tissue damage.

Nummular patches means round patches.

Hypopigmented means without color, and hyperpigmented means with above average color. So the nummular patches may have on the outside a lack of coloring but on the inside a more obvious color appearance

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