Liquen plano en la manos

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Liquen plano en la manos

El liquen plano es una enfermedad cutánea cuya causa es desconocida y que se caracteriza por la presencia de protuberancias purpúreas, abultadas, con múltiples caras (pápulas violáceas poligonales) y líneas blancas superficiales (estrías de Wickham), las cuales generalmente son pruriginosas y comprometen las muñecas (áreas flexoras), espalda baja (región lumbar), espinillas y tobillos. Con frecuencia, las mujeres resultan más afectadas que los hombres y la edad promedio de aparición es de 30 a 60 años. En la fotografía aparece un paciente que padece una variedad menos común, con escamas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/20/2012
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