Lichen sclerosus hos kvinder

Translated title of the contribution: Lichen sclerosus in women

Emilie Plassmann Madsen*, Rikke Ekkelund Bonefeld, Christina Damsted Petersen

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Abstract

This review investigates women suffering from chronic vulval pruritus who may suffer from lichen sclerosus (LS). LS is a chronic inflammatory skin condition involving the vulva and anogenital regions. Treatment may be initiated upon suspicion, although the diagnosis is predominantly clinical and at times a skin biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis. LS is treated with potent to very potent topical steroids initially for three months. Prophylactic lifelong treatment is recommended to avoid long term scarring, sexual dysfunction, improve quality of life and to prevent cancer. Mild cases can be managed in general practice.

Translated title of the contributionLichen sclerosus in women
Original languageDanish
Article numberV03220171
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Volume184
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2022

Bibliographical note

Print edition: Ugeskr Laeger. 2023;185(4):328-331

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