A common inflammatory skin condition that produces purplish itchy flat-toped lesions (bumps). When the nail is involved it can cause damage to the plate.
Who gets it?
About 1 percent of the general population can develop lichen planus.
- White scales or flakes
- Gray streaks (Whickham's striae)
- Iching mild to severe
- Common on the ankles
- Skin biopsy