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.
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Update Date 12/2/2014
Updated by: Richard J. Moskowitz, MD, dermatologist in private practice, Mineola, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.