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Which are the causes of Lichen Sclerosus?

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Het is niet precies duidelijk wat de oorzaak is waardoor Lichen Sclerosus ontstaat, het vermoeden bestaat dat het een auto-immuunaandoening is, ook zijn er vermoedelijk verbanden met sterke hormoonschommelingen zoals pubertijd en overgang.
Lichen Sclerosus is niet direct erfelijk wel kan het in (willekeurige) familieverbanden voorkomen.

Posted Mar 12, 2017 by Anita Corte-Degen 1420
No idea

Posted Apr 7, 2017 by Beabow 1000
It appears to be a genetic autoimmune disease. It commonly appears when girls/women’s estrogen levels are low (prepubescent and menopausal). It’s also common that the patient has been diagnosed with another autoimmune disorder, or Lyme Disease, or other viral infection (Epstein Barr).

Posted Oct 8, 2017 by Cindy 3050
It is an immune disorder, there is no known cause and it is not communicable.

Posted Oct 8, 2017 by LBelle 1550
My understanding is that it is largely hereditary and something in one's life triggers it. In my case I had symptons for many years and they were always diagnosed as something else until a specific doctor recognised it and I was biopsied. I believe a significant stressful time in my life was the trigger. Unbeknown to me, one of my sisters also had it and we had never shared this with each other until quite recently. Genetics is primary and of course it's auto immune then things like food, stress, chemicals etc affect it and bring on flares.

Posted Oct 9, 2017 by annie-mcg 2000
Genetics. Leaky gut, hormonal imbalance are all factors

Posted Aug 25, 2018 by Tbreck 2500
It may be an auto immune disorder. I also may be caused from the Epstein-Barr virus. It may be from a weak liver.

Posted Oct 11, 2018 by Allicia 2500
Not enough research for the cause of lichen, some Doctors believe Auto Immune or heredity.

Posted Apr 26, 2019 by Kelly 3100
The medical community is unsure, however, they are leaning towards an auto immune disease.

Posted Apr 28, 2019 by Debbie 1400
It's believes to be Auto immune (an overactive immune system that attacks healthy skin cells) other factors may include Hormones and Genetics but nothing is confirmed yet.

Posted May 26, 2019 by Emma 3560
It is idiopathic. Meaning no known cause. However thyroid is a common denominator.

Posted Jun 12, 2019 by Ljstafford 1600
A firm cause is not available. They suspect that it is autoimmune with a POSSIBLE familiar connection, so many have a primary AI such as thyroid related illness. Genetic is possible, but not much studying is being done, environment well how far do we go, they put fluoride in our public water in the 40's. Since then they have discovered that fluoride is a major contributor to thyroid disease which is a huge base for LS. We do know it is not a sexually transmitted disease.

Posted Aug 22, 2019 by Diann 2500

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