Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is an inflammatory skin disease of unknown cause, presumably autoimmune conditions, which usually occurs in the anogenital region.

First signs are skin fragility, bruising and sometimes blisters. The lesions typically cause mild to severe itching. In children, the appearance of lichen sclerosus can be confused with the consequences of sexual abuse. Over time, the affected tissue atrophies, becomes thinner, hypopigmented (occasionally post inflammatory hyperpigmentation with swabs), forming fissures and dandruff. There are hyperkeratotic and fibrotic forms.

Lichen sclerosus is an inflammatory skin disease of unknown cause, presumably autoimmune conditions, which usually occurs in the anogenital region. First signs are skin fragility, bruising and sometimes blisters. The lesions typically cause mild to severe itching. In children, the appearance of lichen sclerosus can be confused with the consequences of sexual abuse. Over time, the affected tissue atrophies, becomes thinner, hypopigmented (occasionally post inflammatory hyperpigmentation with swabs), forming fissures and dandruff. There are hyperkeratotic and fibrotic forms. Severe and persistent cases are associated with scarring and disorder or absorption of the normal anogenital architecture. In women, this disorder can even lead to the total destruction of the labia minora and clitoris. In men, phimosis or fusion of the foreskin may occur with the coronal sulcus. Lichen sclerosus pictures courtesy of Joe Miller (top) and Brian Hill (below) on Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/lichen_sclerosis_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/lichen_sclerosis_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ lichen sclerosus ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37895009 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eLichen sclerosus is an autoinflammatory disease in which it atrophy

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