Indian Dermatology Online Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 106--108

The co-occurrence of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and celiac disease


Ayse Serap Karadag1, Mukaddes Kavala1, Emin Ozlu1, İlkin Zindancı1, Seyma Ozkanlı2, Zafer Turkoglu1, Ebru Zemheri1 
1 Department of Dermatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ayse Serap Karadag
Department of Dermatology Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul
Turkey

A 53-year-old female patient was admitted to our clinic for generalized hypo/hyper-pigmented, partially firm and sclerotic plaques with undefined borders. As the skin biopsy taken from the lesion was compatible with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA), the patient was treated with ultraviolet A1 (UVA1) treatment. Upon follow-up, she developed abdominal pain and diarrhea. Further investigation (including endoscopic and laboratory tests) showed signs consistent with celiac disease. After 30 sessions of UVA1 treatment, the skin lesions partially regressed. We present this case because the co-occurrence of LSA and celiac disease is very rare.


How to cite this article:
Karadag AS, Kavala M, Ozlu E, Zindancı &, Ozkanlı S, Turkoglu Z, Zemheri E. The co-occurrence of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and celiac disease.Indian Dermatol Online J 2014;5:106-108


How to cite this URL:
Karadag AS, Kavala M, Ozlu E, Zindancı &, Ozkanlı S, Turkoglu Z, Zemheri E. The co-occurrence of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and celiac disease. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Aug 17 ];5:106-108
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