Lichen planus and lichenoid dermatoses: Conventional and emerging therapeutic strategies

Christos Tziotzios, Timothy Brier, John Y.W. Lee, Ryo Saito, Chao Kai Hsu, Kapil Bhargava, Catherine M. Stefanato, David A. Fenton, John A. McGrath

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Having reviewed the diverse clinical subtypes of lichenoid disease and the postulated molecular basis thereof in the first article in this 2-part continuing medical education series, we discuss herein the existing and emerging treatment strategies in the most common clinical forms of lichenoid inflammation and provide an overview of their pharmacodynamics and evidence base. The scope of this review is not to exhaustively discuss treatment modalities for all lichenoid variants discussed in the previous article of this series. Instead, the focus will be on frequently encountered subtypes of lichen planus and on linking mechanisms of disease with mechanisms of drug action. Future directions and potential avenues for translational research will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-818
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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