Lichen sclerosus is a long-term problem that usually affects the skin of the genital and anal areas. The disease can also appear on the upper body, breasts, and upper arms. The disease does not cause skin cancer but may increase your risk for cancer if your skin is scarred. You should see your doctor every 6 to 12 months in order to follow and treat skin changes. You may have no symptoms if you have a mild form of the disease.
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Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Toggle navigation. Hyperplastic Skin Disorders Chapter. From Related Chapters. Page Contents Definition Idiopathic possibly autoimmune , chronic inflammatory condition of peri-mucosal skin.
Symptoms Asymptomatic in one third of patients Pruritic genital lesions Involves vulva or foreskin May be severe enough to interfere with sleep Dysuria Painful Intercourse Dyspareunia in women Painful Erection s in men Painful Defecation if Anal Fissure s present. Signs Initial Vulva or foreskin is thick and white Contiguous edema may be present Labia minora may be edematous and partially resorbed Later Vulva or foreskin in thin, wrinkled and hypopigmented like celophane Bruising may be present Last Vulva or foreskin and contiguous anatomy distorted May obscure surrounding antomy Clitoris and labia minora may appear buried in women Phimosis may occur in men may result in obstructive uropathy.
Management Topical Corticosteroid s Initial first months until active inflammation has resolved Level 1 High potency Corticosteroid e. Temovate 0. Valisone 0. Images: Related links to external sites from Bing. Related Studies. Trip Database TrendMD.
Ontology: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus C It is also called white spot disease and Csillag's disease. Definition NCI A chronic inflammatory process affecting the skin. It is characterized by the presence of white, indurated plaques, epidermal atrophy, and fibrosis of the upper dermis. It usually appears in the vulva and penis. Related Topics in Hyperplastic Skin Disorders.
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Disease or Syndrome T Lichen sclerosus , Lichen sclero-atrofico , Lichen scleroso , Lichen scleroso e atrofico , Lichen sclero-atrofico infantile , Lichen scleroatrofico.
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. Liszaj twardzinowy i zanikowy , Liszaj twardzinowy. Lichen sclerosus et atroficus. Weisse- Flecken- Krankheit , Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus , Lichen sclerosus.
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Hallopeau H. Du lichen planet particulierement des forme atrophique: lichen plan sclereux. Ann Dermatol Syphiligr ; Inazumi T, Tajima S. Chronic white plaque of the vulva in postmenopausal women. J Dermatol ; Lichen sclerosus: review of the literature and current recommendations for management.