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What are some alternative treatments for lichen sclerosus?

The standard treatment for lichen sclerosus, a chronic inflammatory disease typically affecting the anogenital tissue in women, is high-potency topical corticosteroids, according to Plastic and Reconstructive Therapy. Alternative treatments are sought when a patient does not tolerate or improve from steroid therapy. A promising experimental treatment is a regenerative approach that involves injecting adipose-derived stem cells and platelet-rich plasma into affected tissue. In a study of 15 female patients receiving this new treatment for lichen sclerosus, all patients experienced a cessation of painful symptoms and improvement in the look and feel of their skin.


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