(lye KUN if ih KAY shun): Thickening of the epidermis. Lichenified skin looks dry and leathery, and the normal skin markings are exaggerated. Repeated rubbing and scratching can produce lichenification.
skin hardening and thickening.
a thickening and darkening of the skin, with accentuated skin markings, as a result of constant scratching.
skin that has thickened.
hypertrophy of the epidermis, resulting in thickening of the skin with exaggeration of the normal skin markings, giving the skin a leathery barklike appearance, which is caused by prolonged rubbing or scratching. It may arise on seemingly normal skin, or it may develop at the site of another pruritic cutaneous disorder. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary 27th edition; entry for lichenification
This denotes thickening of the skin characterized clinically by induration, hyperpigmentation and accentuation of the normal skin markings.
thickening upper layers of the skin in response to trauma(thickening of the skin due to itching or rubbing). Commonly occurs in atopic dermatitis
The gradual thickening of the upper layers of skin, usually as a result of trauma.
Lichenification is caused by chronic rubbing, which results in palpably thickened skin with increased skin markings and lichenoid scale. It occurs in chronic atopic eczema and lichen simplex.
Lichenification is the thickening of skin (or epidermis) with the accentuation of the normal lines of the skin, giving rise to an appearance resembling a tree bark. It is commonly seen in chronic eczema (or atopic dermatitis), where there is constant scratching and rubbing of the skin and in lichen simplex chronicus. Thus, lichenification is often associated with pruritic (itching) disorders.