Lichen Sclerosus

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What is Lichen Sclerosus?

Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon autoimmune condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or skin around the anus.

What is it like to have Lichen Sclerosus?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Lichen Sclerosus and its symptoms?


These charts show data from Lichen Sclerosus patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Lichen Sclerosus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 8
40s 10
50s 27
60s 18
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

88% Females
13% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 52
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from Lichen Sclerosus patients who have completed their condition history
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