Lichen Nitidus Treatment & Management

Updated: Nov 20, 2019
  • Author: Zeina Tannous, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Approach Considerations

No therapeutic modality has been rigorously evaluated for the treatment of lichen nitidus because of the rarity, lack of significant symptomatology, and disappearance of this disease within one or several years. Reported therapies, mostly from isolated case reports, include topical and systemic steroids, topical tacrolimus, [23, 24, 25] systemic cetirizine, [26] levamisole, [26] etretinate, acitretin, [27] itraconazole, [28] cyclosporine, topical dinitrochlorobenzene, [29] psoralen plus UV-A light, [30] and narrow-band UV-B light. [31, 32, 33]