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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is lichen sclerosus et atrophicus?

This is a skin condition that causes white, patchy, seemingly thinner skin, often around the genital or anal areas. The cause is unknown but thought to be associated with genetics, immune system problems or hormonal imbalance. It's not a sexually-transmitted disease. It can affect anyone, but more commonly in post-menopausal women.

Treatment for lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Treatment involves topical anti-inflammatory medication (applied to the affected area). Other topical treatments are available. Oral anti-inflammatory medication are prescribed for more serious cases.

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References

  • Yalici-Armagan B, Bostan E, Akdogan N, Ersoy-Evans S. Paediatric lichen sclerosus et atrophicus: A retrospective analysis of 38 paediatric patients. Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Oct;75(10):e14661. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.14661. Epub 2021 Aug 4. PMID: 34322973.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijcp.14661

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