Crohn's disease of the vulva

Obstet Gynecol. 1975 Sep;46(3):329-33.

Abstract

Over the past 10 years, it has been well established that Crohn's disease may involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus and may also cause destructive extraintestinal lesions. Extensive cutaneous ulceration has recently been recognized as one of the rare extraintestinal complications. A case of chronic vulvar ulceration due to Crohn's disease is reported. The clinical manifestations and management of such a lesion are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / complications
  • Adult
  • Aminosalicylic Acids / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Buttocks
  • Colectomy
  • Complement Fixation Tests
  • Crohn Disease / complications*
  • Crohn Disease / drug therapy
  • Crohn Disease / pathology
  • Crohn Disease / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileostomy
  • Isoniazid / therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin Ulcer / complications
  • Skin Ulcer / pathology
  • Steroids / therapeutic use
  • Tetracycline / therapeutic use
  • Vulva / pathology
  • Vulvar Diseases* / drug therapy
  • Vulvar Diseases* / surgery

Substances

  • Aminosalicylic Acids
  • Steroids
  • Tetracycline
  • Isoniazid