Rapid resolution of primary vulval adult Langerhans cell histiocytosis with very potent topical corticosteroids

Foley, Susan, Panting, Katherine, Bell, Hazel, Leonard, Niamh and Franks, Andrea (2011) Rapid resolution of primary vulval adult Langerhans cell histiocytosis with very potent topical corticosteroids. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 52 1: E8-E14. doi:10.1111/j.1440-0960.2009.00585.x


Author Foley, Susan
Panting, Katherine
Bell, Hazel
Leonard, Niamh
Franks, Andrea
Title Rapid resolution of primary vulval adult Langerhans cell histiocytosis with very potent topical corticosteroids
Journal name Australasian Journal of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8380
1440-0960
Publication date 2011-02-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2009.00585.x
Volume 52
Issue 1
Start page E8
End page E14
Total pages 7
Place of publication Richmond, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 2708 Dermatology
Formatted abstract
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare idiopathic disorder with protean clinical presentations. Primary unifocal single-system disease of the vulva is even less common. We report a 62-year-old female patient presenting with an 18-month history of pruritus and burning of the vulva. Clinical examination of the vulva showed a tender nodule of the right labium minus. Histology confirmed Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Systemic involvement was excluded. Within 1 month the use of clobetasol propionate ointment led to resolution of both the patient's symptoms and the clinical appearance of the affected right labium minus. This resolution was maintained 12 months later.
Keyword Adult
Clinical scoring system
Clobetasol propionate
Genital
Histiocytosis X
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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