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Mycoplasma pneumoniae-induced non-sexually acquired genital ulceration (Lipschütz ulcers)
  1. Patrick M Meyer Sauteur1,
  2. Noémie Stähli2,3,
  3. Martin Theiler4,
  4. Renate Hürlimann3,
  5. Christoph Berger1
  1. 1 Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2 Emergency Department, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  3. 3 Division of Gynecology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  4. 4 Division of Dermatology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Patrick M Meyer Sauteur, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, CH-Zurich, Switzerland ; patrick.meyer{at}kispi.uzh.ch

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We read with interest the case report by Fremlin and colleagues1 on non-sexually acquired genital ulceration (NSAGU), also termed Lipschütz ulcers. NSAGU is characterised by acute painful genital ulcerations in girls and young women and has been associated with a large spectrum of acute infections, for example, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and parvovirus.2 3 We would like to draw attention to the possibility of another important cause of this condition. …

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  • PMMS and NS contributed equally.

  • Contributors All authors have seen and approved the manuscript and contributed significantly to the work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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