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Lichen sclerosus

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1Lichen sclerosus Empty Lichen sclerosus on Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:30 pm


is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or skin around the anus.

Itching (pruritus), which can be severe
Discomfort, which is generally greater if lichen sclerosus appears on or around your genital or anal areas
Smooth white spots on your skin that may grow into blotchy, wrinkled .
Persistent lichen sclerosus in one location may slightly increase your risk of skin cancer,

2Lichen sclerosus Empty Re: Lichen sclerosus on Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:39 pm



LS is usually treated with potent topical steroids, like Clobetasol propionate. These can relieve symptoms and prevent scarring.
Circumcision may be recommended in males to correct phimosis. It is not considered beneficial to remove LS-affected skin that is not located on the genitals, as it also tends to relapse.
In females, recent studies indicate that the injection of PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) and stem cells in site may reduce symptoms and improve lesions. The usefulness of this treatment in males is under study.

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