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REVIEW
Pragya Ashok Nair
Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis characterized by ivory-white plaques or patches with glistening surface commonly affecting the vulva and anus. Common symptoms are irritation, soreness, dyspareunia, dysuria, and urinary or fecal incontinence. Anogenital lichen sclerosus (LS) is characterized by porcelain-white atrophic plaques, which may become confluent extending around the vulval and perianal skin in a figure of eight configuration. Thinning and shrinkage of the genital area make coitus, urination, and defecation painful...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701998/thyroid-autoimmunity-and-lichen
#2
REVIEW
Fabrizio Guarneri, Roberta Giuffrida, Flavia Di Bari, Serafinella Patrizia Cannavò, Salvatore Benvenga
Lichen planus (LP) and lichen sclerosus (LS) are cutaneous-mucous diseases with uncertain epidemiology. Current data, which are likely to be underestimated, suggest a prevalence in the general population of 0.1-4% for cutaneous LP, 1.27-2.0% for oral LP, and 0.1-3.3% for LS. While etiology of lichen is still unknown, clinical and histological evidence show an (auto)immune pathogenesis. Association of lichen with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) has been investigated in few studies. This association appears better defined in the case of LS, while is more controversial for LP...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661705/lichen-sclerosus-in-women-a-review
#3
F R Pérez-López, P Vieira-Baptista
Female lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory dermatitis, with a predilection for the anogenital area, which in some cases can become seriously distorted (atrophy of the labia minora, phimosis, introital stenosis, etc.). Most cases are diagnosed in postmenopausal women, but it can affect women of any age. Lichen sclerosus is usually a pruriginous condition, although it can also be asymptomatic. It is associated with an increased risk of vulvar cancer, even though it is not a premalignant condition itself...
August 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633746/extragenital-bullous-lichen-sclerosus-on-the-anterior-lower-extremities-report-of-a-case-and-literature-review
#4
Nichelle Arnold, Mitch Manway, Sean Stephenson, Howard Lipkin
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a benign, chronic, inflammatory skin disease with a predilection for the anogenital region in women. Although males can also be affected, the ratio of female to male incidence has been reported to be as high as 6-10:1 and possesses a bimodal age distribution of pre-pubertal girls and postmenopausal women [1, 2]. Affected skin usually demonstrates polygonal papules that coalesce into porcelain white plaques and can be associated with edema, telangiectasias, and comedo-like plug formation [3]...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633743/lichen-sclerosus-et-atrophicus-atypical-case-simulating-lichen-planus
#5
Rafaella C Olinger, Joseph L Jorizzo, Felipe B Cerci
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis, characterized by shiny, atrophic, hypochromic papules with a predilection for the genital and perineal skin. Extragenital involvement may occur, but is rare in the isolated form. LSA more commonly affects prepubertal and postmenopausal women. We describe an unusual case of isolated extragenital LSA, restricted to the wrists and mimicking lichen planus.
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600871/substitution-urethroplasty-using-oral-mucosa-graft-for-male-anterior-urethral-stricture-disease-current-topics-and-reviews
#6
REVIEW
Akio Horiguchi
Male anterior urethral stricture is scarring of the subepithelial tissue of the corpus spongiosum that constricts the urethral lumen, decreasing the urinary stream. Its surgical management is a challenging problem, and has changed dramatically in the past several decades. Open surgical repair using grafts or flaps, called substitution urethroplasty, has become the gold standard procedure for anterior urethral strictures that are not amenable to excision and primary anastomosis. Oral mucosa harvested from the inner cheek (buccal mucosa) is an ideal material, and is most commonly used for substitution urethroplasty, and lingual mucosa harvested from the underside of the tongue has recently emerged as an alternative material with equivalent outcome...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597554/clinical-outcomes-in-a-specialist-male-genital-skin-clinic-prospective-follow-up-of-600-patients
#7
M Shah
It is important to assess outcomes for medical interventions in order to focus scarce resources on outcomes with a known positive benefit. An open, observational study was performed to assess the clinical outcomes of 600 male patients with a genital skin problem attending a specialist secondary care dermatology facility. Patients were mainly referred by general practitioners and genitourinary medicine physicians. Outcome was measured at 3 and 6 months, and was determined by clinical examination and assessment of patient symptoms...
June 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593367/vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-in-women-is-associated-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
#8
Corina Christmann-Schmid, Melanie Hediger, Sabine Gröger, Jörg Krebs, Andreas R Günthert
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is thought to be primarily a disease of postmenopausal women. Little is reported about lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in association with LS. The aims of this study were to evaluate the odds of having LS-associated LUTS and to identify the predominant type of LS-associated bladder dysfunction. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with two cohorts investigating the association between LS and LUTS and the predominant type of LS-associated bladder dysfunction...
June 7, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578370/uncommon-oral-manifestation-of-lichen-sclerosus-critical-analysis-of-cases-reported-from-1957-to-2016
#9
S Tomo, I-S Santos, S-A de Queiroz, D-G Bernabé, L-E Simonato, G-I Miyahara
BACKGROUND: Lichen sclerosus is a mucocutaneous autoimmune disease which might be initiated by infectious pathogens as Borrelia Bugrdorferi and HPV. This disease shows destructive potential and is rarely diagnosed in oral mucosa. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the characteristics of cases described in literature from 1957 to 2016, looking to provide valuable evidence about clinicopathologic features of this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A MedLine search was performed aiming to find oral lichen sclerosus cases in literature and discuss its demographical and pathological characteristics as well as treatment methods performed for these cases...
July 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574130/hpv-related-vulvar-diseases-and-perspectives-of-p16ink4a-immunochemistry-a-review-of-the-literature
#10
Angela Carrone, Lucia Riganelli, Delia Savone, Assunta Casorelli, Lucia Merlino, Francesco Pecorini, Irene Pecorella, Pasquale Mancino, Maria Grazia Piccioni, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
INTRODUCTION: Two different types of vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), HPV-related and HPV-unrelated, should be considered as two separate entities with different management options. The incidence of HPV-related VIN is increasing worldwide and is implicated in carcinogenesis. Our objective is to investigate the use of p16INK4a immunostaining or p16INK4a/p53 double staining for the detection of HPV-related disease to overcome the problem that histological criteria often have significant overlap...
May 26, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567234/penile-inflammatory-skin-disorders-and-the-preventive-role-of-circumcision
#11
REVIEW
Brian J Morris, John N Krieger
Penile inflammatory skin conditions such as balanitis and posthitis are common, especially in uncircumcised males, and feature prominently in medical consultations. We conducted a systematic review of the medical literature on PubMed, EMBASE, and Cohrane databases using keywords "balanitis," "posthitis," "balanoposthitis," "lichen sclerosus," "penile inflammation," and "inflammation penis," along with "circumcision," "circumcised," and "uncircumcised." Balanitis is the most common inflammatory disease of the penis...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561167/-buried-penis-a-comprehensive-review-on-aetiology-classification-and-plastic-surgical-reconstruction
#12
Ursula Mirastschijski, Carla Schwenke, Sebastian Melchior, Can Cedidi
The buried penis, also called hidden or concealed penis, is associated with morbid obesity or seen after massive weight loss in adults. In highly obese, bariatric patients, the penile shaft invaginates into the pre-pubic fat masses, resulting in voiding problems and urine wetting of the surrounding tissue. This leads to infection, skin maceration, lichen sclerosus and eczema. Sole circumcision without mons pubis plasty or penile fixation does not suffice to alleviate the discomfort and leads to recurrence. In post-bariatric patients, penile retraction is only partially present or absent, but abundant pre-pubic skin tissue forms an apron covering the genitals with problems in hygiene and sexual intercourse...
April 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538963/postirradiation-lichen-sclerosus-et-atrophicus
#13
Kathleen M Nemer, Milan J Anadkat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526592/photodynamic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-vulvar-lichen-sclerosus
#14
Agnieszka Maździarz, Beata Osuch, Magdalena Kowalska, Agnieszka Nalewczyńska, Beata Śpiewankiewicz
BACKGROUND: Vulvar lichen sclerosus is a chronic and incurable disease that causes various unpleasant symptoms and serious consequences. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus. METHODS: Participants in the study included 102 female patients aged 19-85 suffer from vulvar lichen sclerosus. The patients underwent photodynamic therapy (PDT). In the course of PDT the 5% 5- aminolevulinic acid was used in gel form...
May 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523261/rejuvenation-using-platelet-rich-plasma-and-lipofilling-for-vaginal-atrophy-and-lichen-sclerosus
#15
Seok Hwan Kim, Eun Soo Park, Tae Hee Kim
Vaginal atrophy is a common condition among peri- and post-menopausal women. Symptoms of vaginal dryness, pruritus, irritation, loss of subcutaneous fat, sparse pubic hair and dyspareunia occur due to decreased estrogen level. Estrogen-based treatments are effective. But many patients are reluctant to be treated due to health concerns. As alternatives, we explored the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and lipofilling. A 67-year-old female patient with vaginal atrophy was referred to our department. Treatment using estrogen cream had failed to improve patient's symptoms...
April 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522404/tubo-ovarian-abscess-in-a-virginal-adolescent-with-labial-agglutination-due-to-lichen-sclerosus
#16
Bianca Stortini, Ozlem Dural, Maria Kielly, Nathalie Fleming
BACKGROUND: We describe an unusual presentation of lichen sclerosus in a postmenarchal, virginal girl. CASE: A 14 year-old girl first presented with acute urinary retention due to labial agglutination and developed bilateral tubo-ovarian abscesses in 10 days of the conservative management period. Abscesses were treated with antibiotherapy and percutaneous drainage; simple division of the labial agglutination and vulvar biopsies were performed with a preliminary diagnosis of lichen sclerosus...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492056/lichenoid-vulvar-disease-a-review
#17
REVIEW
R Fruchter, L Melnick, M K Pomeranz
Vulvar dermatoses are common, potentially debilitating conditions that can be seen by a variety of medical specialists. Lichenoid vulvar diseases, namely lichen sclerosus (LS), lichen planus (LP), and lichen simplex chronicus (LSC), can all negatively impact patients' quality of life and LS and LP also have an association with squamous cell carcinoma. It is essential that dermatologists are familiar with the unique features of each of these conditions to ensure the appropriate management and follow up. Herein, we provide an update on the epidemiology, clinical presentation, histopathology, and treatment of patients with vulvar LS, LP, and LSC...
March 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491813/toxic-shock-syndrome-due-to-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review-in-japan
#18
Ryuichi Sada, Saori Fukuda, Hiroyasu Ishimaru
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been spreading worldwide, including in Japan. However, few cases of toxic shock syndrome caused by Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have been reported in Japan. We report 2 cases, in middle-aged women, of toxic shock syndrome due to Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus via a vaginal portal of entry. The first patient had used a tampon and the second patient had vaginitis due to a cleft narrowing associated with vulvar lichen sclerosus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475513/nodular-sclerodermatous-chronic-cutaneous-graft-versus-host-disease-gvhd-a-new-clinicopathological-variant-of-cutaneous-sclerodermatous-gvhd-resembling-nodular-keloidal-scleroderma
#19
Lucía Prieto-Torres, Francesca Boggio, Alexandra Gruber-Wackernagel, Lorenzo Cerroni
Cutaneous chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) has a broad spectrum of clinicopathological presentations, the most common ones being poikiloderma, lichen planus-like eruptions, lichen sclerosus-like lesions, morphea-like plaques, and deep sclerosis. New forms of chronic cutaneous GvHD with different clinicopathological characteristics have been described, most of them mimicking cutaneous manifestations of autoimmune diseases. We report the case of a 35-year-old man who underwent allogenic stem cell transplantation for a therapy-associated acute myeloid leukemia and developed an acute GvHD with involvement of skin and gastrointestinal tract...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469305/a-novel-composite-two-stage-urethroplasty-for-complex-penile-strictures-a-multicenter-experience
#20
Pankaj M Joshi, Guido Barbagli, Vikram Batra, Sandesh Surana, Atef Hamouda, Salvatore Sansalone, Dimitris Costi, Massimo Lazzeri, Craig Hunter, Devang J Desai, Fabio Castiglione, Sanjay B Kulkarni
INTRODUCTION: Complex penile strictures are usually repaired using a two-stage urethroplasty. Buccal mucosal graft (BMG) placed in the first stage can have a significant contraction rate, which may require a subsequent revision surgery. We describe a composite two-stage penile urethroplasty using BMG for patients of complex penile strictures who have some salvageable urethral plate. METHODS: Within a multi-institutional cohort, 82 patients underwent a two-stage urethroplasty for complex stricture of the penile urethra...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
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