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Exam results Warts, Lichen Simplex Chronicus


I received results for a part of my exam, does this appear to meet the standard for compensation? I never had an warts prior to military service. I was treated over 17 times for persistent warts while in. After the warts in the sames locations on body continue to come back. I stay on top of them so I only had a few when at my appointment about 5 or so. I just had a significant breakout on feet knee and finger but like I said I treated them and they are either gone or small, I know they will come back. The doctor states at the bottom  "warts ,affecting less than 5% of total body area, lichen simplex about 1% of total body area .c file reviewed str reviewed ,veteran was diagnosed & treated for these skin conditions in service & is as likely as not related to military service". But they were first diagnosed during military service and persist today.... I researched and believe that I did not meet the threshold of compensation, just wanted to get an other opinion, thanks.

   Is this DBQ being completed in conjunction with a VA 21-2507, C&P 
    [X] Yes   [ ] No

 ACE and Evidence Review
    Indicate method used to obtain medical information to complete this 
    [X] In-person examination

    Evidence Review
    Evidence reviewed (check all that apply):
    [X] VA e-folder (VBMS or Virtual VA)
    [X] CPRS

    1. Diagnosis:
    Does the Veteran now have or has he/she ever had a skin condition?
    [X] Yes   [ ] No
        [X] Other skin condition
              Other diagnosis #1: VERRUCA VULGARIS
                                      Date of diagnosis: 2001
              Other diagnosis #2: lichen simplex chronicus
                                      Date of diagnosis: 2001                                 
    2. Medical History
    a. Describe the history (including onset and course) of the Veteran's skin
       conditions (brief summary):
          h/o warts in knees  left index finger & plantar aspect of both feet
          since 2001 ,it is recurring had treatment multiple times with liquid
          nitrogen  at present veteran is using over the counter
          medication.veteran also gives h/o rash in left big toe since 2001 c/o
          irritaition & irching diagnosed as lichen simplex chronicus  use s
          topical steroid cream
    b. Do any of the Veteran's skin conditions cause scarring (regardless of
       location), or disfigurement of the head, face or neck?
       [ ] Yes   [X] No
    c. Does the Veteran have any benign or malignant skin neoplasms (including
       malignant melanoma)?
       [ ] Yes   [X] No
    d. Does the Veteran have any systemic manifestations due to any skin 
       (such as fever, weight loss or hypoproteinemia associated with skin
       conditions such as erythroderma)?
       [ ] Yes   [X] No
    e. Comments, if any:
          No response provided.
    3. Treatment
    a. Has the Veteran been treated with oral or topical medications in the past
       12 months for any skin condition?
       [X] Yes   [ ] No
          [X] Topical corticosteroids
                If checked, list medication(s): hydrocortisone
                Specify condition medication used for: lichen simplex chronicus
                  Total duration of medication use in past 12 months:
                     [ ] < 6 weeks
                     [X] 6 weeks or more, but not constant
                     [ ] Constant/near-constant

          [X] Other topical medications
                If checked, list medication(s): Trichloroacetic acid
                Specify condition medication used for: warts

    b. Has the Veteran had any treatments or procedures other than systemic or
       topical medications in the past 12 months for exfoliative dermatitis or
       papulosquamous disorders?
       [ ] Yes   [X] No
    4. Debilitating and non-debilitating episodes
    a. Has the Veteran had any debilitating episodes in the past 12 months due 
       urticaria, primary cutaneous vasculitis, erythema multiforme, or toxic
       epidermal necrolysis?
       [ ] Yes   [X] No
    b. Has the Veteran had any non-debilitating episodes of urticaria, primary
       cutaneous vasculitis, erythema multiforme, or toxic epidermal necrolysis
       in the past 12 months?
       [ ] Yes   [X] No
    5. Physical exam
    a. Indicate the Veteran's visible skin conditions; indicate the approximate
       total body area and approximate total EXPOSED body area (face, neck and
       hands) affected on current examination (check all that apply):
       [X] The Veteran does not have any of the above listed visible skin

    6. Specific Skin Conditions
    Indicate the Veteran's specific skin conditions and complete all applicable
    subsequent questions (check all that apply):
    [X] Veteran does not have any of the specific skin conditions listed above
    7. Tumors and neoplasms
    a. Does the Veteran have a benign or malignant neoplasm or metastases 
       to any of the diagnoses in the Diagnosis section?
       [ ] Yes   [X] No
    8. Other pertinent physical findings, complications, conditions, signs or
    a. Does the Veteran have any other pertinent physical findings,
       complications, conditions, signs or symptoms related to any conditions
       listed in the Diagnosis Section above?
       [X] Yes   [ ] No
           If yes, describe:
             rash noted on dorsal aspect of left big toe ,from lichen simplex
             ,less than 1 %,few warts noted in both feet & left index finger
             skin surface is about 5 %
    b. Comments, if any:
          No response provided.
    9. Functional impact
    Do any of the Veteran's skin conditions impact his or her ability to work?
    [ ] Yes   [X] No
    10. Remarks, if any:
        warts ,affecting less than 5% of total body area,lichen simplex   about 
        % of total body area .c file reviewed str reviewed ,veteran was 
        & treated for these skin conditions in service & is as likely as not
        related to military service

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This BVA decision has some rating info on this disability:




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At least 5% for Lichen Simplex. Looks like I will not meet the standard. Perhaps for the verruca vulgaris I will meet since it is listed as 5%.

Thanks for the info!

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