Hair and Hair Diseases

pp 663-678

Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Eruptions of the Scalp

  • J. Civatte
  • , S. Belaïch
  • , D. Bonvalet

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Lichen Planus of the scalp has long been considered a fairly rare condition. Hudelo and Rabut, for example, in their 1927 survey of 108 cases of lichen planus diagnosed at St. Louis Hospital in Paris did not observe a single case affecting the scalp. A number of papers since have been published that stress the special aspects of lichen planus involving the scalp, particularly the pseudopelade type. It is now possible to describe those clinical features of lichen planus of the scalp which are nonspecific, i.e., similar to those found in any other area, and those that are specific to this particular location.