2004
DOI: 10.1111/j.1396-0296.2004.04004.x
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Lichen sclerosus: a review and practical approach

Abstract: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic dermatitis predominantly found in the anogenital area. It can be found in patients of any age group, sex, or race, but is most commonly present in Caucasian peri- or postmenopausal women. Although the etiology of LS remains uncertain, an autoimmune process is believed to underlie this condition. With many cases going unreported, its incidence is still unknown. There is no cure for LS, but treatment offers control of the condition. They are three reasons for treating LS: relie… Show more

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“…Prepubertal girls and postmenopausal women, but is commonly present in peri or postmenopausal women. 13 In our study both the 2 cases in females were in postmenopausal females above 60 years. Lichen planus can present as violaceous or erythematous papules or annular plaque or erosion.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 97%
“…Prepubertal girls and postmenopausal women, but is commonly present in peri or postmenopausal women. 13 In our study both the 2 cases in females were in postmenopausal females above 60 years. Lichen planus can present as violaceous or erythematous papules or annular plaque or erosion.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 97%
“…Lichen sclerosis has 4% to 6% of the possibility of the development of VC. 9 In this study obesity, VNED, HPV infection, Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, and history of genital surgery accounted for 33 cases (38.82%), 25 cases (29.41%), 4 cases (12.9%), 10 cases (11.16%), 13 cases (15.29%), and 23 cases (27.06%) respectively. By statistical analysis VC occurrence, VNED and HPV infection had no significant correlation with sample size, considering the possibility of fewer and lower rates of HPV screening.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Daha nadir olarak yüz, kafa derisi, eller ve ayaklarda görülebilmektedir. 4 Olgularımızda lezyonlar sadece sırt bölgesinde olup, eşlik eden genital bölge tutulumu saptanmamış-tır.…”
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“…Literatürde dar bant UVB, PUVA ve UVA1 ekstragenital LS tedavisi için kullanılmıştır. 1,4 Olgularımıza topikal kortikosteroid ve topikal takrolimus tedavisi başlanmıştır.…”
Section: Olguunclassified