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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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HUETO NAJARRO, Alba et al. Lipschütz ulcers: a pediatric case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2017, vol.115, n.6, pp.e436-e439. ISSN 0325-0075.

Genital ulcers are a rare entity in pediatric consultation, but they generate great family anxiety. Lipschütz ulcers are acute, painful, and self-limiting vulvar ulcers of unknown cause. These ulcers appear in young women who have not had previous sexual intercourse or after a period of sexual abstinence. We present a 10-year-old girl with painful vulvar ulcers with a 3-day history of diarrhea and fever before the onset of the lesions. A complete anamnesis and detailed physical examination were carried out and complementary tests were performed to investigate sexually and non-sexually transmitted disease; the results were negative. Symptomatic treatment was started; at one-month follow-up a complete resolution of ulcers confirmed the diagnosis of ulcer of Lipschütz.

Keywords : Lipschütz ulcer; Ulcus vulvae acutum; Pediatrics.

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