LIPSCHÜTZ ULCER DUE TO Cytomegalovirus INFECTION IN A CHILD

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Published: 2015-03-16

Page: 39-41


MARIA GIOVANI *

2nd Department of Surgery, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

FOTINI GENTIMI

2nd Department of Surgery, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

CHRIS KARETSOS

2nd Department of Surgery, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

NIKOLAOS BALTOGIANNIS

2nd Department of Surgery, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

GEORGIOS MAVRIDIS

2nd Department of Surgery, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Lipschütz ulcers (LU) are painful lesions on the genital mucosa of females accompanied by fever and lymphadenopathy. The primary cause of the disease remains unknown. Causative factors that have been proposed to be associated with the disease include infections due to epstein-barr (EBV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and influenza type a viruses. The case of a 12 year-old female with genital single Lipschütz ulcer in the context of CMV infection is presented. The main clinical symptoms, the differential diagnosis, and the management are discussed. In the current study, association of Lipschütz ulcer with systematic infection due to Cytomegalovirus was confirmed by PCR. No improvement in the healing process of the ulcer was noticed in using the symptomatic treatment (antimicrobial, antiretroviral), but after the surgical intervention, the ulcer significantly improved. Follow-up management did not reveal a relapse. Further studies are needed to investigate the precipitating factors for the presence of LU.

Keywords: Lipschütz ulcers, ulcus vulvae acutum, acute vulvar ulcers, vulvar aphthosis


How to Cite

GIOVANI, M., GENTIMI, F., KARETSOS, C., BALTOGIANNIS, N., & MAVRIDIS, G. (2015). LIPSCHÜTZ ULCER DUE TO Cytomegalovirus INFECTION IN A CHILD. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(2), 39–41. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/1089

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