The condition does tend to recur, so long-term follow-up care may be needed. Lichen sclerosus LIE-kun skluh-ROW-sus is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal. When that itchy, tingling feeling strikes, you may assume that you have a vaginal yeast infection.
Vaginal lichen sclerosus: report of two cases
Open in a separate window. People with lichen sclerosus are also at an increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the affected area. How is lichen sclerosus diagnosed?
Lichen Sclerosus: What You Should Know
Despite the lack of definite evidence, most specialist in the field believe that treating asymptomatic LS leads to a decrease in the risk of development of differentiated VIN and cancer. Physical examination revealed a slight prolapse of the vaginal mucosa with lichenification of the posterior wall of the vagina Fig. The unexposed vaginal mucosa was normal.