DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Lichen sclerosis. Depigmentation on the glans penis of a 55 year old man with lichen sclerosis, an inflammatory skin disorder that affects the penis, vulva and perianal area. It causes loss of pigment and atrophy (thinning) of the skin. It may also cause severe itching. The cause of the disease is not known. Treatment is aimed at the symptoms.
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