lichen sclerosis

lichen sclerosis

Gynecology A pruritic mucosal lesion which is more common in older, often post-menopausal white ♀, that may have a vague genetic component in a background of autoimmunity; the cutaneous lesions consist of flat-topped coalescing white macules; LS evolves towards malignancy in 5% of ♂, but it is not premalignant in ♀
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Detection of Borrelia Burgdorferi DNA (B gainii or B afzelii) in morphea and lichen sclerosis et atrophicus tissue of German and Japanese but not of us patients.
Lichen Sclerosis (LS) or Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans (BXO) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of unknown origin with pathogenesis not completely known.
The CDS will cover all dermatology areas as detailed in the inclusions and exclusion list below but in general the most common diagnostic groups of patients are identified who require more than one follow up, they are: Eczema, Psoriasis, Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Acne, Solar Keratosis, Naevi, Melanoma, Leg ulcers and Lichen Sclerosis.
NEW YORK -- A delayed diagnosis of vulvar lichen sclerosis is common, and the risk of this delay is permanent scarring and structural genital changes, cautioned an expert who holds teaching appointments in both dermatology and obstetrics/gynecology.
I have had lichen sclerosis for 22 years and would appreciate any information on how to treat it.
Initially, lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, atrophoderma of Pasini-Pierini, sarcoidosis, mycosis fungoides, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation were considered in the differential diagnosis of our case.
The clinical course of lichen sclerosis is variable.
Landa said, as lichen sclerosis has been associated with an increased risk for vulvar cancer.
In postmenauposal period, it is associated with lichen sclerosis.
In addition, the differential includes chronic graft-vs-host disease; lichen sclerosis et atrophicus; amyloidosis, porphyria cutanea et tardia; primary Raynaud's phenomenon; and polyvinyl chloride, bleomycin, or pentazocyine exposure.
Eczema, lichen sclerosis or vulvodynia can also cause pain, so if it doesn't settle see a GP.
Pruritus that makes a patient want to scratch points to the possibility of lichen simplex chronicus or lichen sclerosis.