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September 1971

Malignant Degeneration of Lichen Planus

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois Hospitals (Drs. Fretzin and Potter), and the Otto Saphir Department of Pathology, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center (Drs. Kronenberg and Fretzin), Chicago.

Arch Dermatol. 1971;104(3):304-307. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000210078015

Multiple squamous cell carcinoma developed at sites of chronic lichen planus of the skin of a Negro man. In addition, the patient's course was complicated by permanent, partial anhidrosis. The onset of similar lesions in an offspring makes this a most unusual case of lichen planus.