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Year : 1975  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 32--37

The Lichens

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The origin of the term lichen and a review of its clinical forms from the nosological points of view have been discussed. Explanation of certain features of lichen planus lesions by adding descriptive terms made from it a big family. Examples of such terms have been revised. The addition of the suffix “old” or “Fication” add more burden to the term lichen.

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