Multiple Epidermolytic Acanthomas: Rare Vulval Lesions Which May be Mistaken for Viral Warts

Steven Irwin, Afzal Karim, Pamela McHenry, Sonya Hutchinson, Keith Miller, Jackie Jamison, Joseph Houghton, Glenn McCluggage

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Abstract

Epidermolytic acanthoma is a rare benign lesion that most often presents as a solitary or multiple small papular lesions on the trunk, face, limbs or external male genitalia. Only a small number of cases have been reported occurring on the vulva and clinically and histologically they may mimic and be misdiagnosed as viral warts. We report 2 cases of multiple epidermolytic acanthomas localized to the vulva. Molecular tests (in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction) showed no evidence of human papillomavirus infection and p16 staining was negative. We stress the need for pathologists to consider epidermolytic acanthoma in the differential diagnosis of multiple vulval lesions resembling viral warts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
JournalInternational journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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