Lichen planus can be easily identified in most cases on account of the typical location of the spots and their characteristic 'violaceous' appearance.
The skin eruptions of lichen planus tend to involve:
The onset of the eruptions can be sudden or gradual and it shows the following features:
Oral lichen planus has a typical presentation that involves:
People with long-term lesions of lichen planus are at greater risk of developing malignancy (squamous cell carcinoma).