Lichen sclerosus associated with localized scleroderma: dermoscopy contribution

An Bras Dermatol. Jul-Aug 2016;91(4):534-6. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20164813.


Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon inflammatory dermatosis with preferential involvement of the urogenital region. The extragenital involvement is uncommon and is characterized by small rounded macules or papules, pearly white in color. The coexistence of lichen sclerosus and scleroderma plaques in most cases with extragenital location has been reported in the literature. We report a case of lichen sclerosus associated with scleroderma in children, highlighting the importance of dermoscopy in diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dermoscopy / methods*
  • Erythema / diagnostic imaging
  • Erythema / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus / complications
  • Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus / pathology*
  • Scleroderma, Localized / complications
  • Scleroderma, Localized / diagnostic imaging*
  • Scleroderma, Localized / pathology*
  • Skin / diagnostic imaging
  • Skin / pathology