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Case Rep Dermatol. 2010 Apr 27;2(1):55-59.

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus with Cutaneous Distribution Simulating Lichen Planus.

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  • 1Hospital Municipal de Badalona, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

Lichen sclerosus (LS) et atrophicus is a disease of unknown etiology, although hereditary, endocrine, and autoimmune factors are known to be involved. While the anal and genital regions are predominantly affected, only 2.5% of patients present with extragenital lesions, particularly of the trunk, neck, and upper limbs. The possible relationship between lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and both lichen planus (LP) and localized scleroderma (morphea) has not been clearly established, although in a number of cases, several of these conditions have been found simultaneously. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman with LS lesions affecting the neck, upper back, wrist and dorsum of the feet. The unusual character of this presentation is pointed out, along with its clinical similarity to LP.

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