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November 1974

Ulcerative Lichen Planus of the Feet: A Case in Which the Serological Findings Suggested Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, the Finsen Institute, Copenhagen.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(5):753-755. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630110047011

A woman had ulcerative lichen planus of the feet. Results of laboratory tests indicated lupus erythematosus, but there were no visceral symptoms. These findings suggest that there is a certain interrelation with the skin disease and support the theory that the cause of lichen planus is of an autoimmune nature.

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