Pruritus vulvae is a symptom, or can be a primary diagnosis.
If a primary diagnosis, other etiologies must be excluded.
Pruritus vulvae as a primary diagnosis may also be more appropri...
Persistent burning sensation over the vulva or perineum
Change in vaginal discharge
Stop all potential irritants.
Eliminate bacterial and fungal infection.
Cool the affected area: Use cool gel packs (not ice packs,...
Frequent evaluation, repeat cultures, and biopsies are necessary for cases resistant to treatment.
Refractory cases may require referral to gynecologist or gynecologic oncology for further...
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Boardman LA, ...
L29.2 Pruritus vulvae
N94.819 Vulvodynia, unspecified
698.1 Pruritus of genital organs
625.70 Vulvodynia, unspecified
67882000 Pruritus of vulva (disorder)
238968009 vulvodynia (disord...
Pruritus vulvae is a common complaint.
Pruritus vulvae is a diagnosis of exclusion once other causes of itching have been ruled out.
Exam-directed biopsies from any ulceration, discolora...
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