Lichen simplex chronicus in Adult
Itch from a variety of causes induces individuals to chronically scratch or rub their skin. LSC is commonly observed in uncontrolled atopic dermatitis and other forms of eczema, and in other dermatoses that have pruritus as a feature (eg, insect bites, scabies). When LSC is observed on relatively normal skin with no obvious underlying cutaneous (or systemic) precipitants, psychological factors are thought to play a significant role. In either case, an itch-scratch cycle is initiated, and if allowed to continue unabated, plaques of LSC inevitably develop.
L28.0 – Lichen simplex chronicus
53891004 – Lichen simplex chronicus
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls