Ultraviolet A-1 as a treatment for ulcerative lichen planus of the feet.

Research paper by Adva A Mansura, Ronen R Alkalay, Daniel D Slodownik, Arieh A Ingber, Thomas T Ruzicka, Claes D CD Enk

Indexed on: 25 May '06Published on: 25 May '06Published in: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine


Ulcerative lichen planus of the feet is a rare variant of lichen planus characterized by the constellation of a chronic bullous and ulcerative eruption limited to the feet, atrophy of involved skin and nails, and cicatricial alopecia. Only split-thickness skin grafting has here to been documented to be effective. We here report a case with ulcerative lichen planus of the feet successfully treated with medium-dose ultraviolet A-1.