LICHEN PLAN ET THYMOME. UN CAS

Translated title of the contribution: Lichen planus and thymoma. A case report

G. Ghigliotti, A. Nigro, C. Gambini, A. Burroni, R. De Marchi

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Introduction. Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, rarely associated with a thymoma. Case report. A 72-year-old woman with erosive buccal lichen, hypertrophic lichen planus of the lower limbs, severe myasthenia and acquired hypogammaglobulinaemia associated with thymoma. CD8 lymphocyte count was increased. In the months following surgical ablation of the thymoma, the clinical examination and laboratory findings progressively returned to normal. Two years later, the patient was in good health. Discussion. To our knowledge, this is the first report of favourable outcome after surgical treatment despite the aggressive symptomatology. The particular outcome allow confirmation that the thymoma plays a causal role in this syndrome and emphasizes the effects a thymoma can have on the immune system.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalAnnales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie
Volume122
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Lichen Planus
Thymoma
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Lichens
Cheek
Lymphocyte Count
Lower Extremity
Immune System
Chronic Disease
Skin
Health

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Ghigliotti, G., Nigro, A., Gambini, C., Burroni, A., & De Marchi, R. (1995). LICHEN PLAN ET THYMOME. UN CAS. Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie, 122(10), 692-694.

LICHEN PLAN ET THYMOME. UN CAS. / Ghigliotti, G.; Nigro, A.; Gambini, C.; Burroni, A.; De Marchi, R.

In: Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie, Vol. 122, No. 10, 1995, p. 692-694.

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Ghigliotti, G, Nigro, A, Gambini, C, Burroni, A & De Marchi, R 1995, 'LICHEN PLAN ET THYMOME. UN CAS', Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie, vol. 122, no. 10, pp. 692-694.
Ghigliotti G, Nigro A, Gambini C, Burroni A, De Marchi R. LICHEN PLAN ET THYMOME. UN CAS. Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie. 1995;122(10):692-694.
Ghigliotti, G. ; Nigro, A. ; Gambini, C. ; Burroni, A. ; De Marchi, R. / LICHEN PLAN ET THYMOME. UN CAS. In: Annales de Dermatologie et de Venereologie. 1995 ; Vol. 122, No. 10. pp. 692-694.
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