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Therapeutic management of classic lichen planopilaris: a systematic review

Authors Errichetti E, Figini M, Croatto M, Stinco G

Received 11 December 2017

Accepted for publication 10 January 2018

Published 27 February 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 91—102

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S137870

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Enzo Errichetti, Matteo Figini, Margherita Croatto, Giuseppe Stinco

Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Dermatology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Abstract: Several treatment strategies have been proposed in classic lichen planopilaris (LPP), although no gold standard therapeutic approach has been recognized so far due to the variable and, sometimes, contradictory results reported in the literature, as well as due to the lack of guidelines and randomized controlled trials. In the present review, we sought to provide an updated overview on the treatment of classic LPP by analyzing the level of evidence of published studies, also proposing a possible therapeutic strategy according to the findings highlighted in this systematic review.

Keywords: lichen planopilaris, management, therapy, treatment

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