Lichen sclerosus premenarche: autoimmunity and immunogenetics.
Lichen sclerosus is among the most frequently seen paediatric vulval disorders. In adults a strong association between lichen sclerosus and autoimmune diseases, and also with HLA class II locus DQ7, has been well demonstrated in women and a weaker association in men. These associations have not previously been studied in children, although in other autoimmune diseases, the HLA associations have been strongest in children. We performed HLA tissue typing and looked for autoimmune associations i...Expand abstract
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