Sclerosis (medicine)

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For other uses, see Sclerosis (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Scoliosis.
Sclerosis (medicine)
Lichen sclerosus - very high mag.jpg
Micrograph of subepithelial sclerosus (middle third of image) in a case of lichen sclerosus. H&E stain.
Classification and external resources
MeSH D012598

In medicine, sclerosis (also spelled sclerosus in the names of a few disorders; from Greek σκληρός "hard") is the stiffening of a structure, usually caused by a replacement of the normal organ-specific tissue with connective tissue.

Types include: