Lichen planus (mnemonic)

Dr Dan J Bell and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

A mnemonic to describe the skin lesions associated with lichen planus is:

  • 5 Ps


  • P: planar
  • P: polygonal
  • P: pruritic
  • P: purple
  • P: papular
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rID: 7214
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • 5 P's of lichen planus

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