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Is Lichen Planus common after undergoing chemotherapy?

I was called by my gynaecologist today that I most likely have lichen planus. I had a colposcopy done two weeks ago as well as a tissue sample of the outer vaginal skin. I have no symptoms beside a very sore and inflamed vagina, as well as a persistent vaginal discharge, which has been going on since the beginning of sept last year. It is beige-green in color, and almost every evening it is pink and contains blood. I had chemo therapy for lymphoma, eight rounds of Cyclphosphamide, vincristine, Rituximab and prednisone, and am now receiving Rituximab as maintenance chemo, once every three month. Can one get this condition from chemo treatment?
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It may be candidal vulvovaginitis most probably. The cause may be poor immunity due to malignancy and chemotherapy. Consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment.

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Dr.Ilyas Patel,Dermatologist
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