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Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is an inflammatory condition of unknown aetiology that may involve genital and/or extragenital skin. It is described in literature under various names such as lichen albus, kraurosis vulvae, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and balanitis xerotica obliterans, but the term lichen sclerosus is preferred by the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(4): 10–11
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