Isolated Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the vulva in an infant

Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec;26(6):751-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.01028.x.


Langerhans cell histiocytosis affecting only the vulva of a child is very rare. We report a 1-year-old female infant with isolated Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as pruritic papules confined to the vulva, confirmed by histopathology with immunohistochemical staining.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Dermis / pathology
  • Female
  • Histiocytosis, Langerhans-Cell / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Skin Diseases / pathology*
  • Vulva / pathology*
  • Vulvar Diseases / pathology*