Source: British Journal of Dermatology; Jul 2018; vol. 179 ; p. 159-160
Publication Date: Jul 2018
Publication Type(s): Conference Abstract
Abstract:Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis predominantly affecting the anogenital region in prepubertal girls and postmenopausal women. The underlying cause is not fully known, although many aetiological factors have been implicated. It has an estimated prevalence of 1 in 900 girls (Powell J, Wojnarowska F. Childhood lichen sclerosus: an increasingly common problem. J Am Acad Dermatol 2001; 44: 803-6) and typical clinical features include white atrophic plaques, erosions, fissures and ecchymoses in the anogenital region.