Anogenital pruritus: lichen sclerosus in children.

  title={Anogenital pruritus: lichen sclerosus in children.},
  author={Gabriele B Poindexter and Dean S Morrell},
  journal={Pediatric annals},
  volume={36 12},
Lichen sclerosus is a chronic mucocutaneous inflammatory condition affecting both adults and children in a bimodal age distribution. Children can present as young as 6 months of age but average around 5 years. Females present with vulvar itching, soreness, dysuria, or gastrointestinal complaints, while males tend to have difficulty retracting the foreskin leading to phimosis. On examination, white smooth atrophic plaques are found in the anogenital region with atrophy and possible distortion of… CONTINUE READING


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