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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Primary amenorrhoea due to a rare cause: epidermolysis bullosa causing haematometra
  1. Chanchal Singh1,
  2. Reva Tripathi1,
  3. Kabir Sardana2,
  4. Yedla Manikya Mala1
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chanchal Singh, chanchalsngh{at}gmail.com

Summary

A 27-year-old woman with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (EB) presented with primary amenorrhoea and massive haematometra. Considering her severe physical handicap and anticipated problems in optimising menstrual hygiene, the patient and her parents opted for hysterectomy which was performed uneventfully. The patient was recovering well postoperatively until the eighth postoperative day when she developed acute dilation of stomach and unfortunately died on day 17.

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