: Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of unknown etiology. It mainly affects the anogenital area, while the extragenital involvement is uncommon. It manifests as pale, ivory-colored lesions and partially atrophic skin. We report a case of a woman presenting to our department with LSA lesions at the level of the armpit. Furthermore, the patient was allergic to nickel sulfate and balsam of Peru. We assume the presence of an association between nickel allergy and onset of LSA.

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and allergic contact dermatitis: A significant association

Tammaro, Antonella;
2019-01-01

Abstract

: Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of unknown etiology. It mainly affects the anogenital area, while the extragenital involvement is uncommon. It manifests as pale, ivory-colored lesions and partially atrophic skin. We report a case of a woman presenting to our department with LSA lesions at the level of the armpit. Furthermore, the patient was allergic to nickel sulfate and balsam of Peru. We assume the presence of an association between nickel allergy and onset of LSA.
2019
allergic contact dermatitis
axillae
lichen sclerosus et atrophicus
nickel sulfate
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