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J Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Jul-Aug;17(4):287-90.

Vulvar sarcoidosis: case report and review of the literature.

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De[artment of Dermatology, CHUM hôpital St-Luc, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disorder of unknown etiology that can affect multiple organs, including the lungs, skin, and eyes. Vulvar sarcoidosis has anecdotally been reported.

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this article is to describe a case of vulvar sarcoidosis and review the few cases that have been reported.

METHODS:

We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who presented to the dermatologist with a 2-year history of vulvar pruritus.

RESULTS:

Examination revealed infiltrated plaques on the vulva and perianal region. The biopsy demonstrated well-defined, non-necrotizing granulomas in the dermis. Further investigation revealed hilar adenopathy consistent with sarcoidosis. The patient responded well to topical corticosteroids.

CONCLUSION:

In the presence of granulomatous lesions of the genital region, infectious causes, foreign body reaction, Crohn disease, and sarcoidosis should be part of the differential diagnosis.

PMID:
23815963
DOI:
10.2310/7750.2012.12083
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