Genital Lesions Masquerading as Condyloma Acuminata: A Case Series Report

  • Parvin MANSOURI Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Zahra S. NARAGHI Department of Dermatopathology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Maliheh AMANI Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza CHALANGARI Kassir Dermatology, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Katalin MARTITS-CHALANGARI Kassir Dermatology, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Nikoo MOZAFARI Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Syringoma; Lymphangioma; Vestibular papillomatosis; Genital warts

Abstract

Herein we report three married women referred to Dermatology Clinic of Loghman Hakim Hospital, Tehran, Iran in 2017 for evaluation and treatment of genital warts. Two patients were complaining of flat-topped papules on their labia major and the third one was presented with asymptomatic papillary projections on her vestibule and inner aspect of both labia minora. Histological examination revealed the diagnosis of syringoma, lymphangioma circumscriptum (LC) and vestibular papillomatosis respectively. Familiarity with these uncommon conditions which clinically mimic genital warts helps to prevent labeling a patient with sexually transmitted disease before histological confirmation and prevent unnecessary treatment.  

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Published
2019-06-03
How to Cite
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MANSOURI P, S. NARAGHI Z, AMANI M, CHALANGARI R, MARTITS-CHALANGARI K, MOZAFARI N. Genital Lesions Masquerading as Condyloma Acuminata: A Case Series Report. Iran J Public Health. 48(6):1161-1164.
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