Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, UK
Title: Clinical and histopathological correlation of lichen and lecheniod lesions
Biography: Ahmad Faraz
Introduction: Skin biopsy is an established diagnostic procedure that aids dermatologists in overcoming the diagnostic predicament, which occurs during consultation. The management of skin diseases requires concrete diagnosis, which constitutes an intricate process, in many occasions.
Aims & Methods: The purpose of this study is to define the correlation between clinical and histopathological diagnoses of lichen planus in the cases which were registered at Essa laboratory and diagnostics, Karachi from January 2013 to December 2015.
Results: We analyzed 880 patients of which 54 patients were clinically diagnosed with lichen planus, there were 31 male patients (57.4%) and 23 (42.6%) females. In this study, 33 (61.1%) patients where correctly diagnosed to be lichen planus or lichenoid like lesion on biopsy, whereas 21 (38.9%) were mis-diagnosed as epithelial hyperplasia and chronic dermatitis. By applying t-test between clinical diagnosis and histopathological, p value is found to be 0.03.
Conclusion: These results verified the aforementioned hypothesis that the patients who are diagnosed with lichen planus lesion must undergo biopsy for the confirmation of the disease.