Which lab studies are used in the workup of lichen simplex chronicus?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Jason Schoenfeld, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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An elevated serum immunoglobulin E level occasionally supports the diagnosis of an underlying atopic diathesis. Perform potassium hydroxide examination and fungal cultures to exclude tinea cruris or candidiasis in patients with genital lichen simplex chronicus.


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