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Figure 7: Lichen sclerosus and atrophicus: Section showing hyperkeratosis with atrophy of stratum malphigii, prominent edema, and homogenization of collagen in upper dermis. Early lesion may show interface dermatitis with superficial inflammation in direct contact with epidermis which soon gets separated by edema. (H and E, ×100)

Figure 7: Lichen sclerosus and atrophicus: Section showing hyperkeratosis with atrophy of stratum malphigii, prominent edema, and homogenization of collagen in upper dermis. Early lesion may show interface dermatitis with superficial inflammation in direct contact with epidermis which soon gets separated by edema. (H and E, ×100)