Disseminated lichen sclerosus in a child: a case report*

  title={Disseminated lichen sclerosus in a child: a case report*},
  author={Camila Freitas Lobo Novis and Lourenço de Azevedo Lima and Ant{\^o}nio Macedo D'Acri and Natacha de Carvalho Mello Haddad and Ricardo Barbosa Lima and Osvania Maris Nogueira},
  booktitle={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia},
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a benign, chronic, inflammatory dermatosis that mainly affects the genitalia and is characterized by pearly-white papules. Its etiology is still unknown; however, genetic factors and autoimmunity have been implicated. It may occur in all age groups and is more prevalent in females than males, with a ratio of 10: 1. LS shows bimodal distribution with a peak incidence in prepubertal girls and postmenopausal women. It preferably affects the genital area and extra-genital… CONTINUE READING