What is the role of chronic skin conditions in lichen simplex chronicus (LCS)?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Jason Schoenfeld, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Patients may have a past medical history of a chronic skin condition or acute trauma. Patients with atopic dermatitis may have lichen simplex chronicus in areas of former atopic outbreaks. Sites of irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, insect bites, or other past minor skin trauma sometimes demonstrate pruritus and, subsequently, lichen simplex chronicus.


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