Lichenification is a term that can have two similar meanings in the context of skin lesions.
It can refer to either of:
- Thickening of the epidermis of the skin, such that the normal creases appear to be exaggerated. This may be caused by abnormal and/or excessive scratching or rubbing of the affected area.
- Skin that is marked by the presence of many fine papules.
Lichenification is included in this section because it is a type of skin lesion. Study of skin lesions is required as part of many courses in aspects of health and holistic therapies, especially bodywork therapies.