Liquen escleroso vulvarestudio descriptivo epidemiológico, clínico e histológico de las pacientes de una consulta monográfica de dermatología ginecológica

  1. Barchino Ortiz, Lucia
Supervised by:
  1. Ricardo Suárez Fernández Director
  2. Pablo Lázaro Ochaíta Director
  3. Jesús Millán Núñez-Cortés Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 09 July 2021

  1. Ofelia Baniandrés Rodríguez Chair
  2. P. de la Cueva Dobao Secretary
  3. Montserrat Fernández Guarino Committee member
  4. Gastón Roustan Gullón Committee member
  5. R. Cabeza Martínez Committee member
  1. Medicina

Type: Thesis


Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis that predominantly involves the vulva. The incidence of VLS is unknown and probably underestimated. It has been described in all age groups, but it is more common in postmenopausal women. Its etiology remains unknown and probably multifactorial, being suggested to be an autoimmune disorder in genetically predisposed patients. Pruritus is the most common presenting symptom. Other symptoms include burning, pain, soreness or dyspareunia. Rarely, VLS may be asymptomatic and is an incidental finding during a routine gynecological examination...