Limited benefit of topical calcipotriol in lichen planus treatment: a preliminary study


Bayramgurler D. , Apaydin R. , Bilen N.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT, vol.13, no.3, pp.129-132, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09546630260199497
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-132

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Lichen planus (LP) is a papulosquamous dermatosis in which immunologic mechanisms play an important role in its pathogenesis. Topical calcipotriol, which mainly stimulates differentiation and inhibits proliferation of keratinocytes, also has immunosuppressive and antiinflammatory functions.