Lichen planus is a common chronic inflammatory condition that affects skin and mucous membranes. Management is often delayed because of patient embarrassment or misdiagnosis by the clinician. Early recognition and treatment is essential to reduce the morbidity of this condition. We present a 58-year-old woman diagnosed with generalized hypertrophic lichen planus, a rare event, reported to occur usually on lower extremities, but found to be generalized in our patient, requiring excision of symptomatic lesions. We suggest a multidisciplinary approach to allay the anxiety and symptoms of these patients and to improve the quality of life and clinical outcomes.


lichen planus, inflammation, pruritis, excision, steroids, recurrence