Ulcer of Lipschutz, a rare and unknown cause of genital ulceration

Keywords:

genital ulceration, acute ulceration, young women, Lipchutz ulcer, diagnosis


Published online: Nov 02 2018

A. Moise , P. Nervo , J. Doyen , F. Kridelka , J. Maquet , G. Vandenbossche

Hospital Notre Dame des Bruyères, CHU, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rue de Gaillarmont 600, 4032 Chênée, Belgium.

Abstract

Acute genital ulcers are painful and distressing to women. Lipchutz Ulcer is an uncommon disease that typically occurs in sexually inactive young women. The main differential diagnosis are sexually-transmitted or non-infectious diseases which cause genital or oro-genital ulcerations. This article aims to review the diagnosis of acute genital ulcers and, through a rare case of acute genital ulcerations, to discuss diagnostic procedures.