Traumatic vulvar aphthous ulcers: a case series

Alyson R. Pierick, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
Diane Elas, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Iowa City, Iowa
Colleen K. Stockdale, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Iowa City, Iowa

Abstract

We present three women who each presented with a vulvar ulcer consistent with aphthous. In each case a biopsy was performed which excluded malignancy and revealed non-specific findings. All women responded following intralesional steroid injections. We initially considered a diagnosis of pyoderma gangrenosum. However, the presentation and clinical findings were more consistent with aphthous ulcer.

 

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