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How is lichen planus diagnosed?

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A doctor can diagnose lichen planus by its distinctive appearance or with the use of a skin biopsy. In a skin biopsy, a small bit of skin is taken from the affected area and is sent to a lab for testing.

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Australasian College of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 31, 2020

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American Academy of Dermatology. 

Australasian College of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 31, 2020

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