Dermatology clinical case
Keywords:Lipschütz ulcers, Ulcus vulvae acutum, Vulvar ulcers
Ulcus Vulvae Acutum or Lipschütz ulcer is a rare cause of acute vulvar ulcer that usually affects young, non-sexually active women and consists on the sudden emergence of vulvar ulcers some days after an influenza-like syndrome, usually caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Despite its exuberant presentation, such ulcers are benign and self-limited. Diagnosis is clinical and treatment, symptomatic. Lesions typical resolve within a few weeks, leaving no scars.
The authors describe the case of a 17-year-old, sexually active female adolescent with Lipschütz ulcers.
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