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What is the difference between lichen planus and sclerosis?

I have lichen my doctor prescribed the steroid cream or ointment that I like better, anyway my question is what is the difference between planus and sclerosis? I have the scarring on inner wrists have the scar look on my stomach waist band area and neck and shoulders I also have vulva vagina itch etc with the white lines on inner top lips of vagina and opening of vagina paunful. Is it possible to have plans and sclerosis lichen
Wed, 22 Jul 2015
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I really appreciate your concern, lichen planus is skin disease of unknown origin while sclerosis is term used for some pathological changes and this may not be directly related to skin disease unless it is the condition of skin which becomes hard so some time it may called "Sclerosis" hope this information helps, take care, and have a nice day.
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