How do you pronounce Lichens Sclerosis?

Lichen sclerosus (LIE-kun skluh-ROW-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal.

What is the best treatment for lichen sclerosus?

How is lichen sclerosus treated?
  • Steroid injections. These are more likely to be used if organic compound ointment doesn’t work well.
  • Tricyclic antidepressants at low doses. This may decrease vulvar pain.
  • Other medicines. These may be used if other treatments have failed.
  • Ultraviolet light treatment.

Is lichen sclerosus an autoimmune disorder?

Cases where lichen sclerosus appears on skin after it has been damaged (from an injury or trauma) have been reported. Recent research suggests that the most probable cause of lichen sclerosus is an autoimmune reaction in genetically predisposed individuals.

What does vulvar lichen sclerosus look like?

In areas away from the genital skin, lichen sclerosus looks like small ivory-coloured slightly raised areas, which can join up to form white patches. After a while the surface of the spots can look like white wrinkled tissue paper.