Widerspread hypopigmentation secondary to the prolonged use of highly potent steroidal cream in lichen planus
O OnayemiMD , MZ HossainiMD , F SoyinkaMD
Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences Obafemi Awolowo Univeritv. Ile-Ife, Nigeria
O Onayemi Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences Obafemi Awolowo Univerity. Ile-Ife Nigeria
A 24-year old Nigerian woman presented at our clinic with extensive h ypopigment ation following the use of very potent steroidal cream in widerspread lichen planus. She was t reated with intramuscular injection of triamcinolone acetonide and the associated secondary bacterial infection was treated with an antibiotic. The cosmetic result at 18 months follow-up was impressive.