Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

197 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is Lichen planus pigmentosis hereditary ?

Hello sir, I had one more query .... is Lichen plasus pigmentosus hereditary??? or is it a genetic disorder??? Is it transmitted to next generation???? Also is it caused by exposure to sunlight????
Mon, 9 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
exact cause of it is still not clear.
but heredity play major role
sunlight is the big factor in contribution.
use good sun screen and avoid direct sunlight.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

i have lichen planus in my mouth , i had taken some medication for the past one year, last week only i came to know by another doctor it is lp. he gave me the oral past triamcinolone acetonide(kenacort 0.1). is it correct medicin.is this disease is curable?

doctor1 MD

i was diagnosed with crohns disease feb 2010. i have had a right hemi collectomy. i have today been to doctors with lisons in my mouth and they think it is lichen planus but need abiopsy to confirm. just wondered what lichen planus is and will i be asleep when biopsy done. many thanks

doctor1 MD

I am a 27 year male. I am having black spots at my both legs. These spots are near abt 7 yrs old. my doctor was saying that it is Lichen Planus. I am taking treatment from one of the homeopathy means, from last 1.6 yrs, but not feeling any improvement. What can be done??