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European Journal of Dermatology


Wolf's isotopic response: Lichen planus patterns on non-segmental muco-cutaneous vitiligo Volume 28, issue 2, March-April 2018


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1 Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Munich, Germany
2 Collage of Medicine, Shaqra University, Shaqra, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Lichen planus (LP) and vitiligo are chronic muco-cutaneous diseases which are characterized by an autoimmune epidermotropic inflammation. Both are genetically linked diseases, and each can be induced by environmental triggers, such as mechanical injury (isomorphic response; Koebner phenomenon). The co-existence of vitiligo and LP suggests shared autoimmune processes relevant to their pathogenesis and co-inducibility [1, 3-5]. Here, we report rare cases of vitiligo preceding LP, which appeared on [...]