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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 77  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 177-179

Vulvar ulcer as a presentation of systemic langerhans cell histiocytosis

Nina A Madnani, Kaleem J Khan 
 Department of Dermatology, PD Hinduja Hospital and MRC, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai - 400 016, India

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Nina A Madnani
Department of Dermatology, P.D.Hinduja Hospital and MRC, Mumbai - 400 016
India

We report a 38-year-old housewife with systemic Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) presenting as a chronic vulvar and peri-anal ulcer. She had systemic involvement in the form of diabetes insipidus and bone DQhot-spotsDQ. She responded favorably to etoposide, 6-mercaptopurine, and systemic steroids, and has been in remission since 10 years. Chronic vulvar ulcers not responding to routine therapy should not be neglected and need to be biopsied repeatedly to come to a specific diagnosis. The vulvar ulcer in our case provided a vital clue to a systemic LCH, with a successful outcome.


How to cite this article:
Madnani NA, Khan KJ. Vulvar ulcer as a presentation of systemic langerhans cell histiocytosis.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2011;77:177-179


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Madnani NA, Khan KJ. Vulvar ulcer as a presentation of systemic langerhans cell histiocytosis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jul 5 ];77:177-179
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