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kelsmom
09-03-2006, 07:10 AM
Does anyone deal with lichen planus as another aspect of having lupus? Have you found any successful treatments?

browneyedgirl53
09-03-2006, 12:30 PM
Hi Kelsmom,

I have never heard of it; I am sure SaySusie, Butterfly, Marycain will be able to guide you in a more helpful direction.

I just wanted to say, I've been wondering how you are holding up. My prayers are with you. It's nice to see that you continue to come back.

Much love,
Browneyedgirl

sara
09-04-2006, 05:04 AM
when i was diagnosed with lupus and started a 60mg dose of prednisolone, i discovered several small black spots on my left leg after a few weeks of taking medications. Afraid that it was some new infection that might spread on my whole body, i went to a skin specialist who diagnosed it as Lichenplanus and gave me some antifungal creams to apply. Well, the spots never went away but neither did they spread or create any problems , so over the course of years i simply stopped getting concerned abt them. Thankfully, they are just above my knee so i can still wear long skirts and capris :P ...

take care

sara

ButterflyRN
09-05-2006, 07:04 AM
Hi Kelsmom! I'm not very familular with lichen planus. I did a search and attached is the following website that is very informative. It seems that antimalarials can cause it. Is plaquinel one of your meds? I hope this helps. ~Butterfly

http://dermnetnz.org/scaly/lichen-planus.html