Vulvar Inflammation as the Only Clinical Manifestation of Crohn Disease in an 8-Year-Old Girl Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Recognition of Crohn disease in children who present with cutaneous vulvar lesions as their initial clinical manifestation is often difficult. We report here the case of an 8-year-old girl with chronic vulvar edema, which on biopsy revealed granulomatous inflammation of the vulva. Further investigation and biopsy of the terminal ileum demonstrated similar findings and was consistent with a diagnosis of Crohn disease.


  • Corbett, Shannon L
  • Walsh, Catharine M
  • Spitzer, Rachel F
  • Ngan, Bo-Yee
  • Kives, Sari
  • Zachos, Mary

publication date

  • June 1, 2010