Persistent Pain and Itch in Gluteal Cleft and Perineum: A Quiz


  • Mari Karjalainen
  • Harry Kujari
  • Niina Hieta Department of Dermatology, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, PO Box 52, FIN-20521 Turku, Finland



smooth muscle, hamartoma, herpes simplex, fungal infection, vulva


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How to Cite

Karjalainen, M., Kujari, H., & Hieta, N. (2022). Persistent Pain and Itch in Gluteal Cleft and Perineum: A Quiz. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 102, adv00753.