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Cutaneous Crohn’s Disease and Anogenital Granulomatosis with Crohn’s Disease: Many Names for the Same Clinical Entity

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Anogenital granulomatosis (AGG) is a rare chronic idiopathic disorder presenting as a painless swelling of the vulva, labia, penis, and/or anogenital area. Some AGG cases have been diagnosed along with Crohn’s disease (CD). We report a case of AGG that led to diagnosis of underlying CD, namely Cutaneous Crohn’s disease (CCD). We guess that CCD appeared in the anogenital region is equal to AGG with CD.

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M. Asakura, K. Sakimoto and H. Miura, "Cutaneous Crohn’s Disease and Anogenital Granulomatosis with Crohn’s Disease: Many Names for the Same Clinical Entity," Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 60-61. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2012.22013.

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