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Cushing syndrome induced by topical corticosteroids for the treatment of lichen sclerosus.

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Summary of "Cushing syndrome induced by topical corticosteroids for the treatment of lichen sclerosus."

Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory dermatological condition with a predilection for the anogenital area.

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Name: Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
ISSN: 1873-4332
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Atrophy and shriveling of the SKIN of the VULVA that is characterized by the whitish LICHEN SCLEROSUS appearance, inflammation, and PRURITUS.

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An inhibitor of the enzyme STEROID 11-BETA-MONOOXYGENASE. It is used as a test of the feedback hypothalamic-pituitary mechanism in the diagnosis of CUSHING SYNDROME.

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