Lichen sclerosus and the Köbner phenomenon

Clin Exp Dermatol. 1994 May;19(3):262-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1994.tb01183.x.


Two patients with lichen sclerosus (et atrophicus) are described in whom there was conspicuous localization of lesions to sites subjected to friction from tight clothing. This was highly suggestive of the Köbner phenomenon. Both patients experienced symptomatic improvement following avoidance of pressure on the skin from tight clothing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Clothing
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lichenoid Eruptions / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pressure / adverse effects*
  • Vulvar Diseases / pathology*