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An infective aetiology for vulval lichen sclerosus re-addressed.

Abstract:

Although there is evidence to support an autoimmune basis for lichen sclerosus, there have also been some studies which suggest an infective aetiology. These include reports of the presence of spirochaetal forms with Steiner silver stains and purplish coccoid forms with Fite stains. We have repeated these studies on vulval biopsies obtained from 16 patients with vulval lichen sclerosus. Using the Steiner silver method we found no evidence of spirochaetal forms in any of the specimens. With th...

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Farrell, AM More by this author
Millard, PR More by this author
Schomberg, KH More by this author
Wojnarowska, F More by this author
Journal:
Clinical and experimental dermatology
Volume:
24
Issue:
6
Pages:
479-483
Publication date:
1999-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2230
ISSN:
0307-6938
URN:
uuid:c54f8891-32ee-4320-9e37-923f01ae83cd
Source identifiers:
8979
Local pid:
pubs:8979

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