A 34-month-old Haitian girl had a six-month history of asymptomatic vulvar papules. Histologic features and DNA probe studies were diagnostic of bowenoid papulosis. Resolution of the leasions was enhanced by cryotherapy. This is the third reported patient with prepubertal bowenoid populosis. Sexual abuse should be suspected, but not assumed, in pediatric patients with this condition. Our patient had no evidence of sexual abuse. Bowenoid papulosis has been associated with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and rarely with squamous cell carcinoma. Close gynecologic follow-up is recommended.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health