Multiple localized epidermolytic acanthomas of the vulva associated with vulvar pruritus: A case report

Maya M. Hijazi, Farah Succaria, Samer Ghosn

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Epidermolytic acanthoma (EA) is a rare benign acquired tumor that most commonly presents as a solitary lesion on the trunk, extremities, male genitalia, and face with a male predominance. Cases occurring on the female genitalia have rarely been reported. We describe the case of multiple localized EAs occurring on the vulva of a 31-year-old woman presenting with the chief complaint of vulvar pruritus. Although rare to occur in the vulvar area, EAs should be included in the differential diagnosis of multiple vulvar papules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e49-e52
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 7 2015



  • epidermolytic
  • epidermolytic acanthoma
  • hyperkeratosis
  • papule
  • pruritus
  • vulva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dermatology

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