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Lichenified

Definition

Lichenified means the skin has become thickened and leathery. This often results from continuous rubbing or scratching the skin.

Chronic irritation due to conditions such as eczema can cause lichenified skin.

Considerations

Common Causes

Home Care

Call your health care provider if

What to expect at your health care provider's office

References

Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed. . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.

Armstrong CA. Examination of the skin and approach to diagnosing skin diseases. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 444.

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