Lichen sclerosus of the vulva

by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC
June 2, 2022

What is lichen sclerosus of the vulva?

Lichen sclerosus of the vulva is a non-cancerous inflammatory skin condition. If left untreated, this condition can change over time into a pre-cancerous disease called differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (dVIN). Differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia is considered a pre-cancerous disease because it can lead to a type of vulvar cancer called squamous cell carcinoma over time

What causes lichen sclerosus?

The exact cause of lichen sclerosus is not known.

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