Severe vulvar scarring in patients with erosive lichen planus: A report of 4 cases

René Genadry, Thomas T. Provost

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Oral lichen planus (LP) is thought to affect 1% of the population. It is an autoimmune inflammatory disease process with varied clinical manifestations. Glabrous skin scarring is rare, but that of mucosal membranes may be more common than recognized. It has been estimated that 25% of patients with oral lesions also harbor genital lesions. CASE: We report 4 cases of LP with genital involvement treated at various stages of development. Severe mucosal scarring occurred, and vulvovaginal scarring commonly resulted in significant dyspareunia. CONCLUSION: Early and aggressive diagnosis and therapy may abrogate the scarring potential of this debilitating disease process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Lichen Planus
Cicatrix
Oral Lichen Planus
Dyspareunia
Secondary Prevention
Autoimmune Diseases
Early Diagnosis
Skin
Membranes
Population

Keywords

  • Dyspareunia
  • Lichen planus
  • Scars
  • Vulvar diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Severe vulvar scarring in patients with erosive lichen planus : A report of 4 cases. / Genadry, René; Provost, Thomas T.

In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 67-72.

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