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Conjunctival lichen planus in a patient with herpes simplex virus keratitis.

Cornea 28(8):936 (2009) PMID 19654517 PMCID PMC2993155

To report a case of lichen planus in a patient with a history of herpes simplex virus keratitis. Case report. A 60-year-old woman with chronic conjunctivitis and a history of herpes simplex virus keratitis was evaluated for irritation and a plaque on her right upper and lower eyelid palpebral conjunctivae. A surgical excision showed acanthosis and an underlying lichenoid infiltrate with a thickened basement membrane. Lichen planus of the conjunctiva can be present in the absence of cicatrization in a patient with chronic irritation of the conjunctiva.

DOI: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181930c1a