Vaginal agglutination: Chronic graft-versus-host disease mimics lichen planus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Lichen Planus
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Vagina

abstract

  • Lichen planus and GVH disease are both inflammatory processes, which can present with a range of clinical conditions. Each may result in the development of irritative symptoms and erosive lesions on mucosal surfaces. Although lichen planus is a well-defined dermatosis, GVH disease is an iatrogenic process. We report the case history of a patient with erosive vulvovaginal lesions with scarring, likely caused by GVH disease, which mimicked erosive vulvovaginal lichen planus. Although the clinical presentation and treatment of these 2 entities are similar, this case demonstrates the subtle diagnostic difference between the 2 diseases.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3181e54061

PubMed ID

  • 21192182

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 71

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 15

number

  • 1