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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2000 October;135(5):607-10

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in childhood. A case report

Sorce M., Bellomo L.

Università degli Studi di Palermo Istituto di Clinica Dermosifilopatica


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Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus is a rare disorder in childhood and is localised almost exclusively in the genital region. It tends to regress at puberty in females; cases of invasive vulvar carcinoma have been reported in adolescents and young adults who appear to have suffered from this disease in infancy. There are no definite criteria for recovery, but appropriate monitoring is necessary at any age. The authors report a case of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus with a non-genital localisation in a ten-year-old girl. The personal and family medical history was negative for autoimmune diseases. Negative results were also obtained for sierology for Borrelia burgdorferi and antibody assay. The authors underline the special interest of the case as to the distribution of lesions and the clinical outcome.

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