Diagnosis and management of vulvar ulcers

Dermatol Clin. 2010 Oct;28(4):753-63. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2010.08.008.


The diagnosis and management of the following non-infectious vulvar ulcers are reviewed: vulvar aphthae in adult and pediatric patients, aphthae associated with Behçet's disease, vulvar ulcers resulting from Crohn's disease, and vulvar ulcers associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. There are many resources providing excellent reviews of infectious ulcers; therefore this topic will not be covered here.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behcet Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Behcet Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Chronic Disease
  • Crohn Disease / complications
  • Crohn Disease / drug therapy
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • Humans
  • Recurrence
  • Ulcer / diagnosis*
  • Ulcer / drug therapy*
  • Ulcer / etiology
  • Vulvar Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Vulvar Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Vulvar Diseases / etiology