Childhood lichen planus is generally atypical in appearance, prolonged in duration and resistant to therapy. Moreover, the risk in administration of systemic drugs because of several adverse effects limits their use and effective therapy remains a problem in this age group. We report a case of generalized lichen planus in a nine-year-old boy with oral mucosa and nail involvement who was treated with dapsone.

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Başak PY, Başak K. Generalized lichen planus in childhood: is dapsone an effective treatment modality?. Turk J Pediatr 2002; 44: 346-348.