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Is Hydroxychloroquine advisable for lichen planus pigmentosus?

I have been diagnosed withLPP...Besides using some topical Creams containing retinal etc I have been asked to take Hydroxychloroquine because my thyroid antibodies test result is 22.5 ref is 0-4.11 What is the prognosis of this problem. Do I need to visit an Immunologist also .
Mon, 1 Apr 2019
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Dermatologist 's  Response

LPP is a chronic resistant immune-mediated disease of the skin. The pigmentation can be lightened partially. Your raised antibody levels don’t hurt much importance in the prognosis of the condition.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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