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Lichen planus affecting the female genitalia
Lichen planus is an inflammatory condition that causes purplish, itchy, flat-topped bumps on the skin. On mucous membranes, the condition forms lacy white patches, sometimes with painful sores. Genital or vulval lichen planus may have a disabling effect on a patient’s quality of life, and evidence-based management guidelines are lacking.
A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reviewed the clinical presentation and treatment of 100 patients who received a diagnosis of vulval lichen planus between January 1997 and December 2015 at Mayo Clinic, USA.
Lichen planus affecting the female genitalia: A retrospective review of patients at Mayo Clinic. Fahy, Caoimhe M.R. et al. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 77, Issue 6, 1053-1059
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