Vulvar lichen sclerosus : pathophysiology and treatment.

  title={Vulvar lichen sclerosus : pathophysiology and treatment.},
  author={Yolanda R. Smith and Hope Katharine Haefner},
  journal={American journal of clinical dermatology},
  volume={5 2},
Lichen sclerosus is a chronic disorder of the skin and mucosal surfaces, and is most commonly seen on the female genital skin. It also occurs on other areas of the body. Any age group may be affected, although it is seen more often in elderly women. The exact cause of lichen sclerosus is unknown. There have been reports of family members with lichen sclerosus; thus it may have a genetic link. There is also the possibility of an autoimmune connection. Currently, ultra-potent topical… CONTINUE READING


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