Palliative Treatment of Fingernail Lichen Planus

February 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 2 | Case Reports | 202 | Copyright © February 2007

Noel M. Prevost MPAS PA-C, Joseph C. English III MD

Abstract
Lichen planus of the nails is a destructive inflammatory onychodystrophy that is often difficult to treat. We report a case of treatment with combined topical therapy of tazarotene gel and clobetasol gel. This modality may be effective for patients with nail lichen planus without the potential adverse affects of systemic treatments.