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|Lichen Simplex Chronicus|
Credits: 1.00 Post-Assessment Questions: 5
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 10 Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: 10 Aug 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes
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Lichen simplex chronicus is defined as a common form of chronic neurodermatitis that presents as dry, patchy areas of skin that are scaly and thick. The hypertrophic epidermis generally seen is typically the result of habitual scratching or rubbing of a specific area of the skin. The root of the disorder may be both a primary symptom, reflective of perhaps a psychological component or secondary to other cutaneous issues such as eczema or psoriasis. The development of such plaques is the result of the pruritic dermatoses that typically result from the psychological stressors. This activity reviews the cause and presentation of lichen simplex chronicus and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management.
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Authors: Ahmad Charifa, Talel Badri
Editors: Blair Harris
Editors-In-Chief: Cynthia OsterWanda Wright
Chief Medical Reviewer: Sarah Marino
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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