Lichenoid Drug Eruptions: An Overview

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Lichenoid Drug Eruptions: An Overview

August 26, 2020 MEDICAL 0

Lichenoid skin disorders are a group of dermatological manifestations associated with flat topped itchy and scaly skin. These are also well known as drug induced lichen planus and are result of cutaneous adverse effects by most drugs. Offending agents involved in the lichenoid disorders are Antimalarial, Antidiuretics, Antihypertensive and Non-Steroidal Anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) etc. Severity of reactions depends upon the involvement of offending dug and other factors such as age, immunity. In this chapter brief information regarding the types of lichenoid disorders and overview illustration of lichenoid drug eruptions with a classic example, its management is explained clearly.
The aim of this chapter is to create awareness among the public regarding common medications
which cause cutaneous adverse effects and the general measures that should be taken to reduce the
severity in such conditions.

Author(s) Details

Lakshmi Narasimha Gunturu
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, Rajampeta, India.

Girirajasekhar Dornadula
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, Rajampeta, India.

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