Reviewer: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 29 March 2013, last major update March 2013
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- Changes due to scratching, including accentuation of normal lines of skin
- Associated with squamous cell hyperplasia
- A final common pathway of many itchy / scratchy diseases
- Usually becomes part of "itch-scratch cycle" - patient's skin is irritated, patient scratches or picks at it, skin thickens defensively, leads to more itching / scratching; breaking this cycle is often key to resolving problem
- Medications to relieve itching sensation and sedatives can help patient scratch less
End of Vulva > Non-neoplastic disorders > Lichenification
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