Which noncutaneous conditions are associated with lichen simplex chronicus?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Jason Schoenfeld, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Patients with lichen simplex chronicus have higher rates of diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic kidney disease. [6]

Patients with lichen simplex chronicus are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than age-matched controls. Physicians should be aware of the association between lichen simplex chronicus and erectile dysfunction and advise or arrange timely sexual consultations. [6]


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