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Description:This female patient presented with what was determined to be a case of lichen sclerosus (LS), or lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) of the vulva.
Lichen sclerosus affects the skin and mucosal surfaces usually manifesting itself on the skin of the female genitalia. The cause of LS remains unknown, however, this chronic condition can cause scarring of the affected genital skin. Lesions consist of white, plaque-like areas, and can be accompanied by pruitis, as well as shrinkage of the introitus, which was apparent in this case.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1977
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