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January 1980

Angiokeratoma of the Vulva

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From the High Point (NC) Dermatology Clinic Inc.

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(1):112-113. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640250114029

Angiokeratomas of the scrotum are common; similar lesions of the vulva are not. Because angiokeratomas may be confused with other lesions, the following case is reported.

Report of a Case  A 29-year-old woman complained of vulvar lesions that had been present for about a year. She denied any recent increase in the number or size of the lesions and said that unless they were irritated, they were asymptomatic.Past history indicated a bleeding disorder. At birth, the patient had had many ecchymoses that resolved uneventfully. During infancy, she had had a two-day episode of bloody diarrhea. She bled for five days following a tonsillectomy at age 5 years. From ages 6 to 13 years, she suffered recurrent epistaxis that ceased at menarche. Small lacerations and dental extractions required prolonged pressure or suturing for hemostasis. Menses were regular, heavy, and lasted six to eight days. She had not experienced delayed healing,

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