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K. Becker, V. Meissner, W. Farwick, R. Bauer and M.R. Gaiser Lichen sclerosus and atopy in boys: coincidence or correlation? British Journal of Dermatology 168

Article first published online: 30 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.11201.x

What’s already known about this topic?

  •  Comorbidity between lichen sclerosus (LS) and atopy has been described in girls but so far it has never been studied in a controlled fashion.
  •  In an attempt to investigate this phenomenon in boys we performed an epidemiological prospective case–control study.

What does this study add?

  •  We found a significant comorbidity between LS and atopic skin diathesis in boys.
  •  Atopy seems to be a priming precondition for the development of LS.

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