Lichen planus in association with malignancy- a new paraneoplastic marker - report of two cases

Vandana Mehta, Vani Vasanth, C. Balachandran


Lichen planus (LP) is an immune-mediated disease, affecting skin and mucous membranes. It has been reported to be associated with a variety of totally unrelated disorders including different malignancies. We report two cases of internal malignancy in whom concomitant cutaneous LP was diagnosed. Can cutaneous LP be a paraneoplastic marker, needs further evidence.



Lichen planus, malignancy, paraneoplastic marker

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