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Ann Pediatr (Paris). 1990 Dec;37(10):673-6.

[Preputial sclero-atrophic lichen in children].

[Article in French]

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Clinique Dermatologique, Hôpital Charles Nicolle, CHU de Rouen.


Clinicopathological findings and outcomes in ten pediatric cases of lichen sclerosus and atrophicus of the foreskin are reported. This well-defined entity usually presents as acquired sclerous phimosis. Diagnosis rests on histologic studies of biopsy specimens. Pathologic features change during the course of disease and are useful for selecting the most appropriate therapy. Local corticosteroid therapy may be helpful in early disease. However, circumcision is usually required for advanced disease, failure of medical therapy or prevention of squamous cell carcinoma. Pathophysiology is discussed. The incidence of this condition seems to be underestimated. Possible connections with diabetes mellitus and other conditions are reviewed.

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