Díaz Ortega Patricia* and García Manero Manuel
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital García Orcoyen, Estella, Navarra, Spain
*Corresponding Author:Díaz Ortega Patricia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital García Orcoyen, Estella, Navarra, Spain.
Received: March 09, 2020; Published: May 07, 2020
Lichen sclerosus vulvaris is a chronic dermatosis of inflammatory origin, which commonly affects adult, post-menopausal women. It affects the genital and perineal area, where it produces persistent itching, inflammation and pain. Over time, and if treatment is delayed, the scarring that follows the inflammation can produce significant damage such as fusion of the lips, narrowing of the introitus and abolition of the clitoris. All of this can severely affect the quality of life of these women, who are even at increased risk of vulvar cancer. To date, multiple lines of treatment have been used for this dermatosis, and there is not enough evidence to recommend one over the other. We present the case of a patient suffering from vulvar lichen sclerosus of long evolution, with little response to various treatments, who was given intravaginal Prasterone, in order to improve her sexual function, which was compromised due to the intense genital atrophy she suffered. From the beginning of the treatment the patient experienced disappearance of the symptoms associated with lichen; and in addition a notable improvement in genital trophism was observed. We wondered if Prasterone could be a good alternative for the treatment of the symptoms associated with lichen sclerosus, and if it could delay or even prevent the appearance of the trophic disorders associated with it.
Keywords: Lichen Sclerosus; Vulvar Atrophy; Prasterone; DHEA
Citation: Díaz Ortega Patricia and García Manero Manuel. “When the Doors are Closed, a New Window Opens: Prasterone, a New Option in the Treatment of Lichen Sclerosus? A Case Report and Discussion”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 2.6 (2020): 02-04.
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