A subset of women with vulvovaginal lichen planus also present with chronic erosive lesions of the gingivae and thus termed vulvovaginal gingival syndrome. Center for Vulvar Pain. In very severe cases, surgical removal of affected skin layers may be of benefit. As symptoms improve, the dose can be reduced to twice weekly. New lesions of lichen planus can be caused by injury trauma. In spite of the diagnostic difficulties that the combination of these factors occasionally produce, the histopathology of the lesion is tipical and diagnostic.
Vulvovaginal Disorders: Lichen Planus
This content does not have an Arabic version. Which are usually small separate, angular spots that may merge into rough scaly patches. Affected Populations Lichen sclerosus affects mostly females, usually between the ages of 40 and 60 years. Annual visits are then recommended for women who have responded to therapy. Talk with your doctor before trying an alternative treatment for lichen planus.
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Food and Drug Administration for treating LS, but your doctor can prescribe it "off-label. We acknowledge the input of RCH consumers and carers. It also appears to have some genetic component, since it is more common in families. Over time it may be used less often, depending on symptoms. Symptoms of Lichen Planus When lichen planus involves the genital area, women often have vaginal discharge, pain, burning, and itching in the genital area. The full name is lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. As all comments are moderated, there will be a delay before your comment appears.