Lichen sclerosus is a dermatological condition that progressively causes a blurring of the normal anatomy of the vulva. It is characterized by epithelial thinning, marked inflammation and distinctive dermal changes. All this is accompanied by itching and pain.
Lichen sclerosus occurs in 85 to 98% of cases in the anogenital region, although it can develop on any skin surface.
The actual prevalence is not known; estimates vary:
Regenerative gynecology offers alternatives to the treatment of choice to date, topical corticosteroids. This specialty manages options that can be especially beneficial for patients who wish to recover the anatomy of the vulva, have window periods of their usual treatment or who are refractory to first-line treatment.