Papular acantholytic dyskeratosis of the vulva

Mi Ryung Roh, Yoon Jin Choi, Kwang Gil Lee

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We describe a 63-year-old woman with an asymptomatic papular eruption on the vulva. Clinically, the lesions showed multiple pin-head-sized whitish papules on the labia major. Histologically, the biopsy specimen showed acantholysis throughout the epidermis with the presence of dyskeratotic cells resembling corps ronds and grains, hyperkeratosis and parakeratosis. These clinical and histological findings were consistent with the diagnosis of papular acantholytic dyskeratosis of the vulva which is a rare disorder, first described in 1984.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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