''Both bacterial as well as viral pathogens have been implicated in the etiology of LS. A disease that is similar to LS, acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Viral involvement of HPV and hepatitis C are also suspected.
A link with Lyme Disease is shown by the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi in LSA biopsy tissue.''
Lyme disease has been linked to neuropathy and many skin conditions. I find it interesting that my symptoms overlap in reference to lyme.
''If you have been exposed to Lyme disease in the past, or have had a tick bite, it might be worth while to check with your doctor about getting tested for Lyme and Mycoplasma. 75% of Lyme patients also tested positive for mycoplasma so it is common to have both. Commonly a doctor would administer a CD57 blood test for Lymeís and a Mycoplasma antibody test. Apparently eradicating mycoplasma is a lengthy procedure with Antibiotics Ė it can take 5-6 months, and can reoccur years later. But if you do test positive, it could be the reason why Lichen was triggered, and treating the underlying infection can possibly help clear the Lichen as well. I have seen comments from women who have had success with this approach, so if nothing else is working for you, this could be worth looking into with your doctor. Long term consumption of antibiotics will also destroy beneficial bacteria in the gut, as well as increase the likelihood of yeast infections, so make sure to up your pro-biotic supplement intake to compensate.''