Definition of Lichen ruber planus
1. Noun. An eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs.
Medical Definition of Lichen ruber planus
1. A primary disorder of the skin resulting in violaceous, polygonal, flat skin lesions that often pruritic (itchy). Seen commonly on the wrists, shins, lower back and genitalia. Involvement of the scalp may lead to hair loss. The cause of lichen planus is unknown, but may occur after the use of a drug (thiazide diuretics, phenothiazines, antimalarials). Treatment with topical corticosteroids is common. In most patients, spontaneous regression of the disease will be seen 6 months to 2 years after onset. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Lichen ruber planus
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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"For this latter form the author recommends the exclusive use of the term lichen ruber planus ; for the former, lichen ruber acuminatus. ..."
2. Diseases of the skin: An Outline of the Principles and Practice of Dermatology by Malcolm Morris (1909)
"lichen ruber planus. — Lichen planus was first described by Erasmus Wilson, ... Kaposi describes two forms of lichen ruber, namely, lichen ruber planus and ..."
3. Pathology and treatment of diseases of the skin: For Practitioners and Students by Moriz Kaposi (1895)
"On the mucous membrane of the cheek, the tongue, the hard palate, and the border of the lips lichen ruber planus occurs in the form of hard, punctiform or ..."
4. Medical Ophthalmology by Arnold Herman Knapp (1918)
"lichen ruber planus consists in small, brownish-red nodules which appear isolated or in groups and do not change to vesicles or pustules and are always ..."