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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-136

Tamoxifen-induced lichen planus pigmentosus − case report

School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Azra Ferheen Chaudhary
School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida 201306, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/pigmentinternational.pigmentinternational_

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Lichen planus pigmentosus is characterized by slaty-gray pigmentation, predominantly on sun-exposed sites. It is considered to be a type IV hypersensitivity reaction to unknown antigen with lichenoid inflammation which may lead to melanin incontinence and superficial dermal pigmentation. This report presents a rare case of lichen planus pigmentosus caused due to tamoxifen intake.

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