Lichen sclerosis

Common Name(s)

Lichen sclerosis

Lichen sclerosus is a skin disorder that can affect men, women, or children, but is most common in women. It usually occurs on the vulva (the outer genitalia or sex organ) in women, but sometimes develops on the head of the penis in men. Occasionally, lichen sclerosus is seen on other parts of the body, especially the upper body, breasts, and upper arms.  Other names for lichen sclerosus include kraurosis vulvae and hypoplastic dystrophy.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Lichen sclerosis" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Silent no more! The lived experiences of women with lichen sclerosis.
 

Author(s): Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, Barbara L Kornblau, JoAnn Haderer, Janetlynne Erickson

Journal: J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2012 Aug;24(8):499-505.

 

Lichen Sclerosis (LS) is an often unrecognized and misdiagnosed chronic inflammatory skin condition of the anogenital area that affects quality of life, bringing severe discomfort and distress to affected men, women, and children. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Generalized morphea, lichen sclerosis et atrophicus associated with oral submucosal fibrosis in an adult male.
 

Author(s): Sarvjit Kaur Virdi, Amrinder Jit Singh Kanwar

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;75(1):56-9.

 

Generalized morphea is a disease characterized by wide-spread sclerosis of the skin. A 39-year-old man presented with history of multiple pigmented and bound-down plaques on the body along with mucosal involvement. Dermatological examination showed multiple indurated and sclerosed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Lichen sclerosis.
 

Author(s): C San Lazaro

Journal: Arch. Dis. Child.. 1990 Oct;65(10):1184.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Biomarkers of Lichen Sclerosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lichen Sclerosus

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2018

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Lichen Sclerosus - the Influence on Quality of Life
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lichen Sclerosus

 

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2018

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Clobetasol Proprionate Versus Fractionated CO2 Laser for the Treatment of Lichen Sclerosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2017

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