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Genital ulcers associated with acute Epstein-Barr virus infection.
  1. S Taylor,
  2. S M Drake,
  3. M Dedicoat,
  4. M J Wood
  1. Department of Sexual Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East.


To date there have been only five reported cases of females with genital ulceration associated with primary Epstein-Barr virus infection. We describe two further patients and review the clinical features of all seven cases, noting the typical features, particularly purple ulcer margins and systemic symptoms, which should alert the physician to consider this diagnosis.

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