Lichen sclerosus

Jeffrey J. Meffert, Brian M. Davis, Ronald E. Grimwood

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Abstract

Lichen sclerosus, usually appearing in the dermatologic literature under the names of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, balanitis xerotica obliterans, and kraurosis vulvae, is an inflammatory disease with a multifactorial origin. A past association of lichen sclerosus and genital squamous cell carcinoma is not as close as once thought. Once considered primarily a surgical problem, especially when the genitals were involved, lichen sclerosus will respond to a variety of systemic and topical therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-416
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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