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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

ANKLE FLEXURE LICHENIFICATION IN THIRTEEN PATIENTS

*Dr. Abdullah Mancy and Khalid M. Awad

ABSTRACT

Lichenification is characterized clinically by thickening of areas of skin in association with exaggerated normal skin markings and hyperpigmentation, it may originates on seemingly normal skin or may develops at the site of another cutaneous disease, such as atopic or allergic contact dermatitis, or as a result of chronic pruritus of systemic diseases as renal insufficiency, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, liver failure and underlying malignancy. Thickening of certain areas of the skin sometimes not associated with the presence of skin or systemic diseases but may be related to a prolonged minimal trauma or pressure subjected to those areas leading to a changing in their texture and color.

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