Clinical spectrum of vulva metastatic crohn's disease

Susan Leu*, Patricia K. Sun, James Collyer, Aimee Smidt, Catherine S. Stika, Bethanee Schlosser, Ginat W. Mirowski, Arvydas Vanagunas, Alan L. Buchman

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Abstract

Crohn's disease is a chronic granulomatous disorder that may involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract. Extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn's disease such as erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum are well recognized and appreciated. However, metastatic Crohn's disease (MCD), defined as the same granulomatous inflammation seen in Crohn's disease but at a skin site distant to the gastrointestinal tract, is less well recognized. We report three cases of MCD involving the perianal and vulvar skin that initially presented with vulvar pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1565-1571
Number of pages7
JournalDigestive diseases and sciences
Volume54
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • Extraintestinal manifestations
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Vulvar pain
  • Vulvar ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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