Vulvovaginal sequelae of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and their management

Ellen E. Wilson, L. Russell Malinak

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Abstract

We describe a woman with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a life-threatening form of erythema multiforme characterized by bullae formation, extensive mucosal damage, and systemic toxicity, and known to be triggered by various drugs, infections, ingestants, or contactants. Serious complications have been reported in most body systems, including cases of permanent damage to the urogenital tract. Three methods of surgical treatment for severe vaginal complications, depending on the degree of vaginal mucosal damage, are described, including the successful treatment of our patient, who had vaginal adenosis, endometriosis, and severe stenosis from this disease. Methods of therapy are presented for possible prevention of severe vaginal sequelae from Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-480
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume71
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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