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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 183-186
Brief Communication

Granulomatous Vaginal Ulceration due to Metastatic Cutaneous Crohn's Disease

Hugh J Freeman, Raymond Kwong, and Stephen L Sacks

Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Received 20 October 1994; Accepted 21 October 1994

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A 28-year-old woman with a prior history of Crohn's disease was evaluated for painful vaginal ulceration in 1984. Subsequent studies revealed isolated involvement of the vagina with a granulomatous inflammatory process characteristic of metastatic cutaneous Crohn's disease. Conservative symptomatic treatment was associated with resolution and no subsequent recurrence of genital tract disease.