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Lichenified

Lichenified means the skin has become thickened and leathery. This often results from continuously rubbing or scratching the skin.

Chronic irritation due to conditions such as eczema can cause lichenified skin.

References

Armstrong CA. Examination of the skin and approach to diagnosing skin diseases. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds.Goldman's Cecil Medicine

Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed.Clinical Dermatology

Update Date 12/2/2014