Lichen planus patients and stressful events.

@article{Manolache2008LichenPP,
  title={Lichen planus patients and stressful events.},
  author={L. I. Manolache and D Seceleanu-Petrescu and Vasile Benea},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={437-41}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the possible role of stress before the onset/extension of lichen planus. PATIENTS AND METHOD Forty-six outpatients with lichen planus were enrolled. The design was a case-control study (controls had skin diseases with low psychosomatic component). Stressful situations were evaluated using Holmes and Rahe's social readjustment rating scale. RESULTS Lichen planus had an incidence of 0.36% among dermatological conditions. In the lichen planus group, there was a female… CONTINUE READING

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