We report the third case of cutaneous lichen planus (LP) following COVID-19 BNT162b2 vaccination in a 59-year-old woman with previous LP. The reactivation of LP in patients with dormant LP suggests a possible vaccine-induced immune dysregulation. We suggest that the already described vaccine-induced upregulation of Th1 response may play a relevant role in LP reactivation, through an increase in inflammatory cytokines involved in the pathogenesis of LP. Interestingly, LP has already been associated with vaccinations and viral infections including COVID-19 disease. However, the exact mechanism underlying LP (re)activation after Pfizer-BiotNtech COVID-19 vaccination is still widely unknown and needs to be further investigated.

Lichen planus flare following COVID-19 vaccination: A case report

Herzum A.;Burlando M.;Molle M. F.;Cozzani E.;Parodi A.
2021

Abstract

We report the third case of cutaneous lichen planus (LP) following COVID-19 BNT162b2 vaccination in a 59-year-old woman with previous LP. The reactivation of LP in patients with dormant LP suggests a possible vaccine-induced immune dysregulation. We suggest that the already described vaccine-induced upregulation of Th1 response may play a relevant role in LP reactivation, through an increase in inflammatory cytokines involved in the pathogenesis of LP. Interestingly, LP has already been associated with vaccinations and viral infections including COVID-19 disease. However, the exact mechanism underlying LP (re)activation after Pfizer-BiotNtech COVID-19 vaccination is still widely unknown and needs to be further investigated.
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