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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

The convergence of extragenital lichen sclerosus with generalized vitiligo – an unusual presentation

1 Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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MD Aditi Dhanta
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/Pigmentinternational.Pigmentinternational_

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Lichen sclerosus (LS), also known as Csillag’s disease, is an autoimmune, chronic inflammatory dermatosis with predilection for localized involvement of anogenital skin. However, extragenital LS is not uncommon. There is strong association of autoimmune disorders with LS. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder characterized by progressive loss of melanocytes causing appearance of localized and/or generalized depigmentation of the skin and/or mucous membranes. There have been a few reported cases in the literature of the coexistence of acrofacial vitiligo and LS. Here, we report a case of 70 year old female with coexistence of extragenital lichen sclerosus and generalised vitiligo. Interestingly in our patient LS lesions developed over generalised vitiligo patches. Histopathology confirmed the coexistence of vitiligo and LS.

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