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September 16, 1983

Recurrent Vaginal and Cervical Ulcers Associated With Tampon Use

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, South Miami (Fla) Hospital (Dr Weissberg) and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Dr Dodson), and Department of Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine (Dr Dodson).

JAMA. 1983;250(11):1430-1431. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340110044031

Three cases of recurrent vaginal and cervical ulcers were associated with tampon use. We review the diagnosis, treatment, and management and discuss the possible etiologic mechanisms. Prevention of recurrent ulceration may be best approached by discontinuation of tampon use.

(JAMA 1983;250:1430-1431)