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Lichen planus classifies into different subtypes according to morphology and location. Hypertrophic LP (HLP) manifests a great challenge due to persistent itching, the risk to develop into squamous cell carcinoma and therapeutic resistance. We report two clinical cases exemplary for the successful treatment of dramatic-resistant HLP with acitretin.
Lichen planus (LP) classifies into different subtypes depending on morphology and localization. Localized LP of the lower limb (LPLL) manifests a great challenge due to persistent itching, therapeutic resistance and the risk to develop into SCC. We report two cases with LPLL refractory to standard topical therapy, which were successfully treated with… (More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound examination is very frequently used for the evaluation of abnormalities in various organs of the body. Our aim was to determine whether the requests by family physicians (FPs) for ultrasound examinations were appropriate. Our secondary objective was to enumerate positive and negative ultrasound reports for various diagnostic… (More)