Lichen Sclerosus | Causes & Risk Factors

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What causes lichen sclerosus?

Doctors don’t know the exact cause of lichen sclerosus. An overactive immune system, hormone problems, injury or a family history of lichen sclerosus may increase your risk of getting it. Lichen sclerosus is not contagious. You can’t catch it from or pass it to someone else.

 

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09

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