Lichen Nitidus is a rare skin condition that usually appears as tiny, skin-colored, glistening bumps on the surface of your skin. Lichen N+D60 Tidus results from abnormal inflammatory activity in skin cells, but the cause of inflammation is unknown. Although, Lichen Nitidus may affect anyone, it typically develops in children and young adults. Lichen Nitidus rarely causes discomfort and usually clears up on its own without treatment. Lichen Nitidus doesn't increase your risk of skin cancer and it isn't an infectious disease that can spread to other people.
HOW IS LICHEN NITIDUS DIAGNOSED?
A dermatologist would thoroughly examine the skin with the help of a magnifying glass. A biopsy might be performed to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other disorders with similar symptoms.
HOW IS LICHEN NITIDUS TREATED?
Treatment is usually not required with this disease. However, topical ointments are given to sooth the irritation if needed. In some cases, glucocorticoids is given. The other alternative here is phototherapy, that is done using modes like UVA/ UVB and PUVA. Cool air and mist is known to ease the symptoms of the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cause of Lichen Nitidus is unknown. Lichen Nitidus has been reported in association with:
• Lichen planus
• Crohn disease
• Down syndrome
• Atopic dermatitis
• HIV infection
• Juvenile chronic arthritis
• Congenital megacolon