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

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abstract

  • 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.

authors

  • Corbett, SL
  • Walsh, CM
  • Spitzer, RF
  • Ngan, B-Y
  • Kives, S
  • Zachos, Mary

publication date

  • June 1, 2010