Bullous hemorrhagic lichen sclerosus of the breast: A report of two cases and review of the literature

Michael P. Ryan, Seena Monjazeb, Lindy S. Ross, Kathleen T. Kroger

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Abstract

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic dermatologic condition characterized by atrophic porcelain-appearing plaques that can cause intense discomfort and eventually lead to destruction of local architecture. Lichen sclerosus most commonly arises in the anogenital area, but up to 20% of cases can present on extragenital skin. Rarely, LS can also present with hemorrhage and bullae; the mechanism by which this occurs is unknown. We report two cases of bullous hemorrhagic LS of the breast arising in 66-year-old and 77-year-old women. Bullous hemorrhagic LS of the breast is exceedingly rare, with few reported cases, and presents a diagnostic challenge to clinicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4
JournalDermatology online journal
Volume25
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Bullous
  • Dermatology
  • Extragenital
  • Hemorrhagic
  • Lichen sclerosus
  • Treatment
  • Variant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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