Nail lichen planus: Response to treatment and long term follow-up

Bianca Maria Piraccini, Elena Saccani, Michela Starace, Riccardo Balestri, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

In our twenty years' experience of dermatological visits specifically for nail diseases, we saw 105 patients with pathologically proven nail lichen planus. We prescribed treatment to 75 of these patients and we report here the results of treatment. Twenty-seven of these patients were followed-up for more than 5 years (mean follow-up was 10 years): 9 of them (9/27 = 33.3%) did not respond to treatment with steroids (intramuscular or intralesional), 18 were cured (18/27 = 66.7%), 11 relapsed (11/27 = 40.7%). This study is important for the fact that no one has previously published the results of such a long follow-up of patients with nail lichen planus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Nail lichen planus
  • Onychodystrophy
  • Pterygium
  • Trachyonychia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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