[Our experience in treating vulvar lichen sclerosus].Minerva Ginecol. 1997 May; 49(5):207-12.MG
The authors looking for a better treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus, treated 10 patients by topical application of clobetasol propionate (twice a day for 45 days and once a day for additional 45 days). Before and after therapy changes of subjective symptoms were studied with Vaona algometer as well as the histological modifications found in the biopsies of lesions like atrophy, hyperkeratosis, inflammatory infiltration, sclerosis, hyalinization and edema.
The results seem to confirm the good improvement of subjective symptoms for the itching and also for burning. The histological results were encouraging, in fact we noticed a marked reduction of inflammatory infiltration and an improvement of atrophy, hyperkeratosis, hyalinization and edema.
The clinical and histological results seem to confirm the therapeutic effect of the use of clobetasol propionate for the treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus.