Back to Health A to Z. Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that causes itchy white patches on the genitals or other parts of the body. There's no cure, but treatment can help relieve the symptoms. Lichen sclerosus affects people of all ages, including children. But it's much more common in women over
Lichen sclerosus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Updated January Lichen sclerosus is a common chronic skin disorder that most often affects genital and perianal areas. Older names for lichen sclerosus LS include lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, kraurosis vulvae in women and balanitis xerotica obliterans in males. Lichen sclerosus can start at any age, although it is most often diagnosed in women over Pre-pubertal children can also be affected.
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Lichen sclerosus is a type of skin condition. It often affects your genital or anal areas, but you can get it on other parts of your body. It can cause a rash, itching, pain, and scarring.
Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that most commonly affects women before puberty or after menopause. Although rare, it can also be seen in men. When found in males, the disease is known as balanitis xerotica obliterans. Lichen sclerosus is characterized by skin changes of the external genitalia. The most common distribution is a figure of 8 involving the vulva and perianal area.