Ulcerative lichen planus associated with Sjögren's syndrome.

Research paper by Hiromi H Tsuboi, Kensei K Katsuoka

Indexed on: 24 Jan '07Published on: 24 Jan '07Published in: The Journal of Dermatology


Ulcerative lichen planus is a rare variant of lichen planus that is characterized by ulcerations of the feet and toes that are accompanied by toenail loss. However, the nail, oral mucosa, genital mucosa and the scalp are also sometimes affected by ulcerative lichen planus. Several authors have drawn attention to the association of ulcerative lichen planus and autoimmune diseases. We report a patient who had ulcerative lichen planus, with ulcerative erythema on the soles and palms, nail dystrophy and oral lesions, as well as Sjögren's syndrome; she was successfully treated with etretinate.