Long-term follow-up of women with genital lichen sclerosus

C. Green, J. Guest, W. Ngu

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    Abstract

    Genital lichen sclerosus (LS) is usually managed with potent topical corticosteroids. There is a small (<5%) increased risk of skin cancer and long-term follow-up is recommended. We audited patients discharged to the care of their general practitioner (GP) from our regional vulval clinic. Only 29% had seen their GP in the last 12 months; 53% self-examined; 48% were unaware of the need to report abnormalities immediately; 24.4% were unaware of the recommended duration of use of their 30 g tube of steroid and only 66.7% were aware of the risk of skin cancer. Further education of both LS patients and their family practitioners is required.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)28-29
    Number of pages2
    JournalPost Reproductive Health
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    Early online date14 Mar 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • lichen
    • genital
    • sclerosus

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