Clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of genital and extragenital lichen sclerosus

A. Larre Borges, D. Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, A. Lallas, E. Moscarella, S. Gurgitano, M. Capurro, Z. Apalla, J. Bruno, D. Popovic, S. Nicoletti, J. Pérez, I. Zalaudek

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Background Little is currently known about the dermoscopic patterns of genital and extragenital lichen sclerosus (LS). In order to evaluate and compare the dermoscopic and histopathologic patterns of genital and extragenital lichen sclerosus, a retrospective analysis of clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of genital and extragenital LS, collected between March 2010 and December 2011 at four dermatology clinics in Greece, Italy, Serbia and Uruguay was performed. Observations A total of 29 lesions from 14 (mean age 62.8 years) and 12 (mean age 53.5 years) patients with genital and extragenital LS, respectively were analyzed. Mean duration of disease was 3.5 years for genital and 1.8 years for extragenital LS. White-yellowish structureless areas were seen in all cases of genital and extragenital LS; however linear vessels occurred at higher frequency in genital than in extragenital lesions (85.7% vs. 33.3%, respectively). Extragenital LS revealed two different time-related patterns: keratotic plugs were more prevalent in lesions with short duration (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1433-1439
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Larre Borges, A., Tiodorovic-Zivkovic, D., Lallas, A., Moscarella, E., Gurgitano, S., Capurro, M., Apalla, Z., Bruno, J., Popovic, D., Nicoletti, S., Pérez, J., & Zalaudek, I. (2013). Clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of genital and extragenital lichen sclerosus. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 27(11), 1433-1439. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3083.2012.04595.x