Lichen sclerosus is a skin disorder of unknown prevalence affecting both men and women, and several studies have established HLA associations in women with this disease. Autoimmune disease associations in the form of a personal and/or family history of autoimmune disease have also been shown to be related to lichen sclerosus. In this study, we examined 58 men (mean age 38 years) with lichen sclerosus, 39 of whom had histologically proven disease. HLA tissue typing by phototyping was performed...Expand abstract
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Lichen sclerosus in adult men: a study of HLA associations and susceptibility to autoimmune disease.
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