vulvitis

Summary

Summary: Inflammation of the VULVA. It is characterized by PRURITUS and painful urination.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Itch and burning pain in women with partial vaginismus with or without vulvar vestibulitis
    Maria Engman
    Division of Gender and Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping
    J Sex Marital Ther 33:171-86. 2007
  2. ncbi Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: a clinical approach
    Alessandra Graziottin
    Center of Gynecology and Medical Sexology, Milano, Italy
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:125-39. 2004
  3. ncbi Are patch tests useful in plasma cell vulvitis?
    Annarosa Virgili
    Dermatology Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Reprod Med 49:105-7. 2004
  4. ncbi [Experiences with a special vulvar clinic in Oslo]
    Karin Edgardh
    Vulvaklinikken, Kvinneklinikken, Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1026-7. 2005
  5. ncbi Imiquimod treatment of vulvitis circumscripta plasmacellularis
    A Frega
    Department of Gynecology, Perinatology and Child Health, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 95:161-2. 2006
  6. ncbi Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment: is it really effective in plasma cell vulvitis? Report of four cases
    Annarosa Virgili
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Dermatology Section, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Dermatology 216:243-6. 2008
  7. ncbi A new instrument for pain assessment in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Caroline F Pukall
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:69-78. 2004
  8. ncbi By the way, doctor. I've had a burning sensation near the entrance to my vagina for about three years. After several tests, my doctor said I probably have vulvodynia. Can you tell me what causes it? Is there a cure?
    Celeste Robb-Nicholson
    Harv Womens Health Watch 11:8. 2003
  9. ncbi New concepts in vulvodynia
    Libby Edwards
    Southeast Vulvar Clinic, 401 S Sharon Amity Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28211, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:S24-30. 2003
  10. ncbi Estrogen receptor expression in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Lois J Eva
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Free and University College Medical School Royal Free Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:458-61. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Vulvar vestibulitis trial: Desipramine-Lidocaine
    David Foster; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Vulvar Disease and Bladder and Bowel Symptoms
    Colleen Kennedy; Fiscal Year: 2008

Detail Information

Publications145 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Itch and burning pain in women with partial vaginismus with or without vulvar vestibulitis
    Maria Engman
    Division of Gender and Medicine, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Linkoping University, Linkoping
    J Sex Marital Ther 33:171-86. 2007
    ..In 17 of 22 cases, burning pain preceded the appearance of itch and in four cases the two complaints coincided. The median time from the moment when burning pain started until itch appeared was 150 seconds...
  2. ncbi Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: a clinical approach
    Alessandra Graziottin
    Center of Gynecology and Medical Sexology, Milano, Italy
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:125-39. 2004
    ..Health care providers would therefore benefit from approaching the condition within a pain management framework focused on the woman's chronic pain, the impact on the couple's relationship, and any associated psychological sequelae...
  3. ncbi Are patch tests useful in plasma cell vulvitis?
    Annarosa Virgili
    Dermatology Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Reprod Med 49:105-7. 2004
    To evaluate eventual contact sensitization in 7 patients with plasma cell vulvitis (PCV).
  4. ncbi [Experiences with a special vulvar clinic in Oslo]
    Karin Edgardh
    Vulvaklinikken, Kvinneklinikken, Rikshospitalet, 0027 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:1026-7. 2005
    ..The initiative was continued in 2003 by a multi-professional team in the dept. of gynaecology and obstetrics at Rikshospitalet University Hospital...
  5. ncbi Imiquimod treatment of vulvitis circumscripta plasmacellularis
    A Frega
    Department of Gynecology, Perinatology and Child Health, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 95:161-2. 2006
  6. ncbi Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment: is it really effective in plasma cell vulvitis? Report of four cases
    Annarosa Virgili
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Dermatology Section, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Dermatology 216:243-6. 2008
    Plasma cell vulvitis is a clinically and histologically well-characterized chronic disease that usually relapses after various topical therapies...
  7. ncbi A new instrument for pain assessment in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Caroline F Pukall
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:69-78. 2004
    ..g., burning). This novel device has several important implications for genital pain measurement in women who suffer from urogenital pain...
  8. ncbi By the way, doctor. I've had a burning sensation near the entrance to my vagina for about three years. After several tests, my doctor said I probably have vulvodynia. Can you tell me what causes it? Is there a cure?
    Celeste Robb-Nicholson
    Harv Womens Health Watch 11:8. 2003
  9. ncbi New concepts in vulvodynia
    Libby Edwards
    Southeast Vulvar Clinic, 401 S Sharon Amity Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28211, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:S24-30. 2003
    ..Importantly, any therapy should be accompanied by patient education and psychological support. Because definitive data on effective therapies are lacking, further clinical investigations of treatment options are warranted...
  10. ncbi Estrogen receptor expression in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Lois J Eva
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Free and University College Medical School Royal Free Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:458-61. 2003
    ..A pilot study was performed to investigate the relationship between vulvar vestibulitis syndrome and estrogen receptor expression...
  11. ncbi Overnight 5% lidocaine ointment for treatment of vulvar vestibulitis
    Denniz A Zolnoun
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7570, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:84-7. 2003
    ..To assess the effectiveness of nightly application of 5% lidocaine ointment for treatment of vulvar vestibulitis...
  12. ncbi Increased innervation of the vulval vestibule in patients with vulvodynia
    P Tympanidis
    Department of Dermatology, UCL Hospitals Trust, The Royal Free and University College of London School of Medicine, London, UK
    Br J Dermatol 148:1021-7. 2003
    ..The pathophysiology of vulval vestibulitis is still unclear...
  13. ncbi Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: care made to measure
    W C M Weijmar Schultz
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Groningen University Hospital, PO Box 30 001, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 23:5-6. 2002
  14. ncbi Re: vulvar vestibulitis may be a referred pain arising from laxity in the uterosacral ligaments: a hypothesis based on three prospective case reports
    Peter Petros
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 44:484-5. 2004
  15. ncbi Vulvitis granulomatosa and unilateral hypertrophy of the vulva related to Crohn's disease: a case report
    Andreas R Günthert
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Georg August University, Gottingen, Germany
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1719-20. 2004
    ..No fistulas were observed. The patient has had Crohn's disease for 8 years. Interrelationship of genital alterations and Crohn's disease are discussed...
  16. ncbi Human papillomavirus in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Glenn Gaunt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Reprod Med 52:485-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in patients with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome by using a recently developed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primer set that detects known papillomavirus types...
  17. ncbi EMG biofeedback versus topical lidocaine gel: a randomized study for the treatment of women with vulvar vestibulitis
    Ingela Danielsson
    Departmenta of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sundsvall Hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 85:1360-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of electromyographic biofeedback and topical lidocaine treatment for women with vulvar vestibulitis...
  18. ncbi Surgical techniques: Surgery for Vulvar Vestibulitis syndrome
    Andrew Goldstein
    The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders, Washington, DC, USA
    J Sex Med 3:559-62. 2006
  19. ncbi Vestibulodynia (former vulvar vestibulitis): personality in affected women
    Elisabet Nylander Lundqvist
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 26:251-6. 2005
    ..In order to optimize treatment of these patients we wanted to assess personality and its association with depression and anxiety...
  20. ncbi Successful treatment of Zoon's vulvitis with high potency topical steroid
    Sylvia M Botros
    Evanston Continence Center, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1000 Central Street, Evanston, IL, 60201, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 17:178-9. 2006
    Zoon's vulvitis is a rare, chronic condition of the vulva that presents with burning, pruritus, and dysuria with characteristic lesions and histopathology. Several treatment options have been reported with limited success...
  21. pmc Capsaicin and the treatment of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: a valuable alternative?
    Filippo Murina
    Outpatients Department of Vulvar Disease, Vittore Buzzi Hospital ICP First, Obstetrics and Gynecological Clinic, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    MedGenMed 6:48. 2004
    ..To assess the efficacy of topical capsaicin in the treatment of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome...
  22. ncbi Gynecologic manifestations of interstitial cystitis
    Deborah L Myers
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 45:233-41. 2002
  23. ncbi [Vulvar biopsy as the basis of effective therapy]
    W Weyers
    Zentrum für Dermatopathologie, Freiburg
    Ther Umsch 59:454-8. 2002
    ..Importance, technique, and limitations of biopsies of the vulva are illustrated on the basis of three case reports...
  24. ncbi Outcome of surgical treatment for superficial dyspareunia from vulvar vestibulitis
    D Schneider
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assaf Harofe Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
    J Reprod Med 46:227-31. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Surgical treatment for superficial dyspareunia from vestibulitis is quite safe and results in a high rate of patient satisfaction...
  25. ncbi Lichen planus and the vulvovaginal-gingival syndrome
    M A Ramer
    Department of Pathology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Periodontol 74:1385-93. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi Defective regulation of the proinflammatory immune response in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Stefan Gerber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:696-700. 2002
    ....
  27. ncbi Surgical treatment for the vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Maaike A F Traas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Obstet Gynecol 107:256-62. 2006
    ..To study the outcome and complications of surgical treatment for vulvar vestibulitis syndrome and to identify patient characteristics that may have influenced the outcome...
  28. ncbi A conceptual model for the pathophysiology of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Denniz Zolnoun
    Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Center for Women s Health Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7570, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 61:395-401; quiz 423. 2006
    ..This narrative review critically appraises current conceptualization of vestibulitis and presents a context for studying vestibulitis as a chronic pain disorder, emphasizing the need for objective assessment of clinical features...
  29. ncbi Enhancement of the perception of systemic pain in women with vulvar vestibulitis
    Michal Granot
    Faculty of Health and Welfare Studies, University of Haifa, Department of Neurology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    BJOG 109:863-6. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether the characteristics of systemic pain perception and anxiety differ between women with vulvar vestibulitis and healthy women...
  30. ncbi Pediatric gynecology: assessment strategies and common problems
    Jane H Kass-Wolff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75390 9032, USA
    Semin Reprod Med 21:329-38. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi Plasma cell vulvitis: a rare cause of intractable vulvar pruritus
    Andrew T Goldstein
    Arch Dermatol 141:789-90. 2005
  32. ncbi Retrospective histopathologic reevaluation of 18 cases of plasma cell vulvitis
    Annarosa Virgili
    Dermatology Section, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and Pathological Anatomy Section, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    J Reprod Med 50:3-7. 2005
    To determine some common histologic features in a series of plasma cell vulvitis (PCV) cases.
  33. ncbi Itraconazole versus placebo in the management of vaginal candidiasis
    A Silva-Cruz
    University Hospital of Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 36:229-32. 1991
    ..The scores for clinical symptoms, leukorrhea, vulvar pruritus, vaginitis and vulvitis, were compared in both groups before and after treatment...
  34. ncbi Pattern of non-venereal dermatoses of female external genitalia in South India
    Nidhi Singh
    Department of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
    Dermatol Online J 14:1. 2008
    ..Bartholin cyst, fibroepithelial stromal polyp, molluscum contagiosum (autoinoculated), and streptococcal vulvitis. This study highlights the importance of diagnosing non-venereal dermatoses and refutes the general misconception ..
  35. ncbi Vulvovaginitis in childhood
    Metella Dei
    Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 24:129-37. 2010
    Symptoms related to vulvitis and vulvovaginitis are a frequent complaint in the paediatric age...
  36. ncbi [Obesity in pregnant women as a problem in obstetrics]
    Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz
    Klinika Perinatologii i Chorób Kobiecych Katedry Perinatologii i Ginekologii UM w Poznaniu, Poznan
    Ginekol Pol 78:234-8. 2007
    ..An increased risk of endometritis in puerperium, thrombosis, vulvitis and infections of urinary tract have been observed in obese women...
  37. ncbi Chronic vulvitis in pre-pubertal girls
    Gayle Fischer
    Department of Dermatology, Royal North Shore Hospital and University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Dermatol 51:118-23. 2010
    ..compared the characteristics of 38 girls and 68 post-menarchal adolescents and pre-menopausal women with chronic vulvitis. Nineteen (50%) of the pre-pubertal children had been previously diagnosed with candidiasis and 21 (55%) had been ..
  38. ncbi Idiopathic pustular vulvitis
    M Dhanjal
    Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital, London, UK
    Clin Exp Dermatol 34:e789-91. 2009
    A 31-year-old woman presented in the 23rd week of her third pregnancy with extremely painful pustular vulvitis, unresponsive to antibiotics...
  39. ncbi Microbiological findings in prepubertal girls with vulvovaginitis
    Nives Sikanić-Dugić
    Center of Reproductive Health, Zagreb Children s Hospital, Klaiceva 16, HR 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
    Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 17:267-72. 2009
    ..In these cases, antibiotic treatment was administered. In the majority of prepubertal girls with either vulvitis or normal genital finding, simple measures to improve hygiene will lead to resolution of all symptoms.
  40. ncbi Medical and psychosocial diagnoses in women with a history of intimate partner violence
    Amy E Bonomi
    Department of Human Development and Family Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1692-7. 2009
    ..We characterized the relative risk of a wide range of diagnoses in women with a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) compared with never-abused women...
  41. ncbi Vulvar fixed drug eruption. A report of 13 cases
    Gayle Fischer
    Department of Dermatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonard s, Sydney, Australia
    J Reprod Med 52:81-6. 2007
    ..Most of the medical literature has focused on the male genitalia. In the female, FDE may present as acute, recurrent or chronic vulvitis that resolves rapidly when the offending drug is ceased.
  42. ncbi Recurrent vulvar lymphangitis cured with vulvectomy in a cervical carcinoma patient: a case report
    John P Micha
    Gynecologic Oncology Associates, Hoag Cancer Center, Newport Beach, California 92663, USA
    J Reprod Med 53:299-301. 2008
    ..Recurrent vulvar lymphangitis secondary to pelvic lymphadenectomy and radiation therapy can be a vexing clinical dilemma...
  43. ncbi Topical immunosuppressants, genital lichen sclerosus and the risk of squamous cell carcinoma: a case report
    Gayle Fischer
    Department of Dermatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, Australia
    J Reprod Med 52:329-31. 2007
    ..Once lichen sclerosus is well controlled, there is often no need for ongoing use of superpotent corticosteroids, and there may be no reason to use immunosuppressants when moderate-strength corticosteroids provide adequate control...
  44. ncbi [Preliminary study of vulvar and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasias]
    Yan li Guo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, China
    Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 41:561-4. 2009
    ..To detect the clinical features of vulvar and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasias (VIN and VAIN, respectively)...
  45. pmc Diagnosis of vulvar lesions by non-invasive optical analysis: a pilot study
    Anne Therese Vlastos
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
    Rare Tumors 1:e8. 2009
    ..that did not show obvious alterations, 4 cases of high-grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN), 5 cases of vulvitis, and 6 cases of lichen sclerosis (LS)...
  46. ncbi Ano-genital granulomatosis: the counterpart of oro-facial granulomatosis
    M R van de Scheur
    Department of Dermatology, Medical Centre Vrije Universiteit ACTA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 17:184-9. 2003
    Ano-genital granulomatosis encompasses the previously recognized clinical entities of vulvitis granulomatosa, posthitis granulomatosa, and ano-perineitis granulomatosa. We report three patients with ano-genital granulomatosis...
  47. ncbi [Problem infections of the external genital area in the female]
    E R Weissenbacher
    Frauenklinik im Klinikum Grosshadern
    Z Hautkr 64:406, 409-10. 1989
    ..Since vulvitis and vaginitis are frequently associated with vaginal discharge, they may present a problem to dermatologists and ..
  48. ncbi [Chancriform pyoderma as a clinical problem: observation of 45 patients treated at the Dermatology Clinic, Medical Academy, in Cracow 1962-1986]
    Z Starzycki
    Kliniki Dermatologii AM w Krakowie
    Przegl Dermatol 77:348-54. 1990
    ..1%) in adult males (93.3%), imitating or very similar to syphilitic primary chancre in our material was observed. A second case in the literature, of chancriform pyoderma on the dorsal surface of the tongue was recorded...
  49. ncbi Contact vulvitis due to Pseudowintera Colorata in a topical herbal medicament
    Monica Corazza
    Acta Derm Venereol 87:178-9. 2007
  50. ncbi Anti-inflammatory treatment
    Susanna K Fistarol
    Dermatology Department, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Probl Dermatol 40:58-70. 2011
    ..conditions, including anogenital lichen sclerosus (LS), oral and genital lichen planus, plasma cell balanitis and vulvitis, mucous membrane pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris, all conditions having usually a protracted course, requiring ..
  51. pmc Neutrophil extracellular traps as innate immune reaction against the emerging apicomplexan parasite Besnoitia besnoiti
    Tamara Muñoz Caro
    Institute of Parasitology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e91415. 2014
    ..in Europe causing economic losses and severe clinical signs, such as generalized dermatitis, orchitis, and vulvitis in affected animals...
  52. ncbi Apareunia in a patient with Zoon's vulvitis
    O O Ajibona
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
    J Obstet Gynaecol 25:315. 2005
  53. ncbi Clinical effectiveness of a special silk textile in the treatment of recurrent pediatric inflammatory vulvitis: an open label pilot study
    A Patrizi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 146:317-20. 2011
    Pediatric inflammatory vulvitis (PIV) is clinically characterized by itching, soreness and inflammation and can be due to both an infective process and a non-specific irritative process, especially in atopic patients...
  54. ncbi [A woman with cayenne pepper spots]
    Nina Kouloubis
    Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A5685. 2013
    ..Biopsy revealed an inflammatory cell infiltrate mostly consisting of plasma cells, and the diagnosis 'vulvitis circumscripta plasmacellularis' was established...
  55. ncbi The unconsummated marriage: causes and management
    M H Addar
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, King Khaled University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 31:279-81. 2004
    ..To describe the characteristics of a group of couples with unconsummated marriages and highlight the usual causes and factors for successful management...
  56. ncbi Multiple odontogenic abscesses. Thoracic and abdomino-perineal extension in an immuno competent patient
    Bartolomé Arias-Chamorro
    Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, Hospital Carlos Haya, Malaga, Spain
    Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 16:e772-5. 2011
    ..However, OI with an abdominal component, caused by bacteraemia with dental foci or the direct passage of pus from the thorax to the abdomen, are unusual...
  57. ncbi Enhanced synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines by vulvar vestibular fibroblasts: implications for vulvar vestibulitis
    David C Foster
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:346.e1-8. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi A histologic review of vulvar inflammatory dermatoses and intraepithelial neoplasm
    Maria Angelica Selim
    Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Dermatol Clin 28:649-67. 2010
    ..The new classifications of vulvar inflammatory and intraepithelial neoplasm proposed by the ISSVD are used as guidelines to review the wide spectrum of diseases involving this organ...
  59. ncbi Ulcerative vulvitis and balanitis in sheep flocks
    G C Pritchard
    Veterinary Laboratories Agency Bury St Edmunds, Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2RX, UK
    Vet Rec 163:86-9. 2008
    Outbreaks of ulcerative vulvitis and balanitis occurred in three commercial sheep flocks in England and Wales. Between 29 and 44 per cent of the ewes were affected; most of the lesions resolved in three weeks...
  60. ncbi The clinical characteristics of female patients with Fournier's gangrene
    Ahmet Oguz Hasdemir
    Department of General Surgery, Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Bolu, 14280, Turkey
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 20:1439-43. 2009
    ..Our aim was to review our experience with Fournier's gangrene in female patients...
  61. ncbi Reiter's syndrome: the classic triad and more
    Ines B Wu
    Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey 07103 2714, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 59:113-21. 2008
    ..Dermatologic manifestations are common, including keratoderma blennorrhagicum, circinate balanitis, ulcerative vulvitis, nail changes, and oral lesions...
  62. ncbi Bladder and bowel symptoms among women with vulvar disease: are they universal?
    Colleen M Kennedy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    J Reprod Med 52:1073-8. 2007
    ..To compare the prevalence of painful bladder syndrome, recurrent urinary tract infections, urinary leakage and irritable bowel syndrome between women with specific vulvar disorders and controls...
  63. ncbi Psychological and sexual functioning in women with vulvar vestibulitis
    E A Gates
    Department of Psychology, Warner 228, 1 University Plaza, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI 53818, USA
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 22:221-8. 2001
    ..It was hypothesized that women with vestibulitis would experience greater psychological stress and sexual dissatisfaction than controls...
  64. ncbi The result of treatment on vestibular and general pain thresholds in women with provoked vestibulodynia
    Nina Bohm-Starke
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 23:598-604. 2007
    ..To correlate changes in vestibular pain thresholds to general pain thresholds in a subgroup of women with provoked vestibulodynia taking part in a treatment study...
  65. ncbi Vulvovaginal-gingival syndrome
    N Panagiotopoulou
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall, Manchester M8 5RB, UK
    J Obstet Gynaecol 30:226-30. 2010
    ..Literature review with particular regard to therapeutic approaches is performed with a view towards a cooperative treatment study...
  66. ncbi A case of idiopathic granulomatous cheilitis and vulvitis
    Paolo Sbano
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, Section of Dermatology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Int J Dermatol 46:720-1. 2007
    ..The pathology reports of both regions were compatible with a diagnosis of granulomatous cheilitis and vulvitis. To investigate concomitant asymptomatic inflammatory bowel disease, the patient underwent colonoscopy with ..
  67. ncbi Cytologic diagnosis of vulvar Paget's disease by means of brushing smear: report of a case
    Yasunobu Funamoto
    Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Kagawa University Hospital, Kagawa, Japan
    Diagn Cytopathol 38:127-31. 2010
    Paget's disease of the vulva is a rare entity; since it may show the same clinical symptoms as benign chronic vulvitis, it may result in a delayed diagnosis...
  68. ncbi The major histopathologic characteristics in the vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Reuvit Halperin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 59:75-9. 2005
    ....
  69. pmc Vulval vestibulitis
    Pat Munday
    BMJ 328:1214-5. 2004
  70. ncbi Hypnotherapy as a treatment for vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: a case report
    Kristina Kandyba
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Sex Marital Ther 29:237-42. 2003
    ..Despite having persistent pain during intercourse for 3 years with several partners, she experienced no more pain following treatment, and remained pain free at a 12-month follow up...
  71. ncbi Vulvar vestibulitis: evidence of depression and state anxiety in patients and partners
    Elisabet Nylanderlundqvist
    Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Acta Derm Venereol 83:369-73. 2003
    ..A depressive status in their partners may indicate the presence of relational problems...
  72. ncbi [1st isolation of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium with the vanB genotype in Argentina: presentation of 2 cases]
    G Miranda
    Laboratorio de Microbiologia, Policlinico Bancario, Gaona 2197, 1416 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Rev Argent Microbiol 35:41-4. 2003
    ..25 microgram/ml in case 2. PCR was performed to confirm the vanB genotype. The molecular fingerprints of the isolations by PFGE revealed that they were identical. No further VanB strains were isolated in the hospital...
  73. ncbi Ulcerative vulvitis in atypical Reiter's syndrome
    Helen E Lotery
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:613-6. 2003
    ..Vulvar lesions have rarely been described in Reiter's syndrome and are not well characterized...
  74. ncbi Plasma cell vulvitis and response to topical steroids: a case report
    Loay David
    Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Shepperton House, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, College Street, Nuneaton CV10 7DJ, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 14:568-9. 2003
    Plasma cell vulvitis is a condition which, due to its rarity, can be difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat...
  75. ncbi Vulvitis and vulvovaginitis: cutaneous considerations
    M McKay
    Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 165:1176-82. 1991
    ..Few skin diseases are curable but all are treatable; effective management is defined by whether a medication reliably controls outbreaks or symptoms when it is used. Patience is recommended, because treatment may take weeks or months...
  76. ncbi Idiopathic granulomatous vulvitis
    Darion M Rowan
    National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Australas J Dermatol 45:181-3. 2004
    ..Lymphangiomas have developed. Histology showed non-necrotizing granulomas. Investigations for Crohn's disease and sarcoidosis were negative. Prednisone resulted in improvement during acute inflammatory episodes...
  77. ncbi Use of oral contraceptive pills and vulvar vestibulitis: a case-control study
    Celine Bouchard
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Hôpital du Saint Sacrement du Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire de Québec, Quebec, QC, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 156:254-61. 2002
    ..The relative risk was higher when the pill used was of high progestogenic, high androgenic, and low estrogenic potency. The possibility that OC use may contribute to the occurrence of vulvar vestibulitis needs to be evaluated carefully...
  78. ncbi The expression of cyclooxygenase 2 and inducible nitric oxide synthase indicates no active inflammation in vulvar vestibulitis
    N Bohm-Starke
    Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Karolinska Institutet Danderyd Hospital, Danderyd, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 80:638-44. 2001
    ..The results indicate no active inflammation present and imply that topical corticosteroids in the treatment of vulvar vestibulitis are unfounded...
  79. ncbi Understanding vulvodynia
    J L Byth
    Wesley Medical Centre, Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Australas J Dermatol 39:139-48; quiz 149-50. 1998
    ..Their aetiology is discussed and available therapies are presented...
  80. ncbi A deficiency in interferon-alpha production in women with vulvar vestibulitis
    Stefan Gerber
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:361-4. 2002
    ..We evaluated whether women with this syndrome had a deficiency in endogenous and induced interferon-alpha production...
  81. ncbi Extramammary Paget's disease found by abnormal vulvar brush sampling
    B K J Yu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 23:35-6. 2002
    Doctors are usually reluctant to perform a vulvar biopsy on a patient with non-specific chronic vulvitis--especially because of the rarity of vulvar malignancy in young women--until the lesion is suspected of being malignant...
  82. ncbi Treatment of vulvar vestibulitis with submucous infiltrations of methylprednisolone and lidocaine. An alternative approach
    F Murina
    Outpatient Department of Vulvar Disease, Center for the Early Diagnosis of Female Genital Cancer, Via Faravelli n 31, Milan, Italy
    J Reprod Med 46:713-6. 2001
    ..To assess the efficacy of submucous infiltrations of methylprednisolone and lidocaine into the vulvar vestibule for the treatment of vulvar vestibulitis...
  83. ncbi Granulomatous cheilitis with granulomatous vulvitis: a rare association
    Srinath M Kambil
    Department of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
    Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 79:799-801. 2013
    Granulomatous cheilitis and granulomatous vulvitis are rare disorders characterized by painless swelling of lips and vulva, respectively. Histopathology of both conditions show non-caseating epithelioid cell granulomas in the dermis...
  84. ncbi Gynecologic effects of arzoxifene in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or low bone mass
    Steven R Goldstein
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Menopause 19:41-7. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to report the gynecologic safety findings from the Generations trial, a phase 3 study of the selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), arzoxifene...
  85. ncbi Vestibular tactile and pain thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Caroline F Pukall
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Canada
    Pain 96:163-75. 2002
    ..The data imply that VVS may reflect a specific pathological process in the vestibular region, superimposed on systemic hypersensitivity to tactile and pain stimuli...
  86. ncbi Crohn's disease of the vulva
    S M Andreani
    Department of Surgery, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone E11 1NR, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Surg 8:2-5. 2010
    ..the literature without language barrier from 1966 to 2009 through Pubmed with the following words: vulva and CD, vulvitis and CD, genital CD...
  87. doi Vulval allergic contact dermatitis due to peppermint oil in herbal tea
    H Vermaat
    Department of Dermatology, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Contact Dermatitis 58:364-5. 2008
  88. ncbi Successful treatment with infliximab and methotrexate of pyostomatitis vegetans associated with Crohn's disease
    G Bens
    Departments of Dermatology, Hopital du Haut leveque, Bordeaux University Hospital, Avenue de Magellan, F 33604 Pessac Cedex, Bordeaux, France
    Br J Dermatol 149:181-4. 2003
    ..Infliximab and methotrexate may be a promising treatment for the rare cases of pyostomatitis vegetans associated with Crohn's disease...
  89. ncbi [Perianal Bowen's disease: a case report and review of the literature]
    A Bertagni
    UO di Chirurgia Generale II, Unità di Chirurgia Oncologica, Ospedale GB Morgagni L Pierantoni, Forli
    Tumori 89:16-8. 2003
    ..We report a case of a 50-years-old woman with recurrence of Bowen's disease associated with vulvar HPV infection and review the literature...
  90. ncbi Vulvar vestibulitis: a real syndrome?
    Grazia Marin
    J Reprod Med 47:775; author reply 775-6. 2002
  91. ncbi Vulval herpetic adhesion: a steroid success story
    Rachel Challenor
    Genitourinary Medicine Department, Derriford Hospital, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK
    Int J STD AIDS 19:55-6. 2008
    ..We believe this is only the second reported case of successful resolution of vulval herpetic adhesion using topical potent corticosteroid as the primary early treatment...
  92. ncbi 'HPV vulvitis' revisited: frequent and persistent detection of novel epidermodysplasia verruciformis-associated HPV genotypes
    Ming Tseh Lin
    Division of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 35:259-72. 2008
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) vulvitis' is a disputed entity where most studies examining for genital-mucosal (GM) HPV have been negative.
  93. ncbi Chronic vulvar purpura: persistent pigmented purpuric dermatitis (lichen aureus) of the vulva or plasma cell (Zoon's) vulvitis?
    Qing Li
    Division of Dermatopathology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 30:572-6. 2003
    ..Plasma cell vulvitis (Zoon's vulvitis) is a rare condition that frequently contains hemosiderin deposits and is suspected to be a ..
  94. ncbi Resolution of vulvitis circumscripta plasmacellularis with topical imiquimod: two case reports
    H L Ee
    National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205, Republic of Singapore
    Br J Dermatol 149:638-41. 2003
    b>Vulvitis circumscripta plasmacellularis (VCP) is a rare but well-described entity. It is notorious for its recalcitrant nature to various modalities of treatment...
  95. ncbi Some minor female reproductive system disorders: findings in the Oxford-Family Planning Association contraceptive study
    Martin Vessey
    Unit of Health Care Epidemiology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 35:105-10. 2009
    ..No information has been published about a number of common minor conditions. This report fills the gap with regard to uterine polyp, cervicitis, cervical erosion, and vaginitis and vulvitis.
  96. ncbi Investigation of the sensitivity of a cross-polarized light visualization system to detect subclinical erythema and dryness in women with vulvovaginitis
    Miranda A Farage
    Feminine Clinical Sciences, The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH 45224, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:20.e1-6. 2009
    ..We sought to compare the Syris v600 system with unaided visual inspection and colposcopy of the female genitalia...
  97. ncbi Vulval and perianal inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal naevus
    Katie Le
    Department of Dermatology, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Dermatol 50:115-7. 2009
    ..ILVEN occasionally presents in the inguinogenital region and in this area may, like many vulval naevi, be misdiagnosed as vulvitis, psoriasis, genital warts or sexual abuse.
  98. ncbi Vulvar granuloma fissuratum: a description of fissuring of the posterior fourchette and the repair
    Colleen M Kennedy
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1018-23. 2005
    ..To describe the characteristics of women who experience chronic fissuring of the posterior fourchette and the outcome of treatment administered...
  99. ncbi In favor of an integrated pain-relief treatment approach for vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    S Bergeron
    Department of Sexology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Department of Psychology, McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 23:7-9. 2002
  100. ncbi Vulvar disease
    David C Foster
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York 14642, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:145-63. 2002
    ..This review of vulvar disease highlights a number of common and problematic vulvar conditions. Treatment options for vulvar conditions are covered with an expanded discussion of newer immune response modifiers...
  101. ncbi Interstitial cystitis coexisting with vulvar vestibulitis in a 4-year-old girl
    D O Selo-Ojeme
    St John s Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 13:261-2. 2002
    ..Gynecologists are often called upon to deal with symptoms referable to the genital tract. It is important to always include interstitial cystitis in the differential diagnosis of urinary symptoms associated with pelvic pain...

Research Grants2

  1. Vulvar vestibulitis trial: Desipramine-Lidocaine
    David Foster; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..equally effective or is one superior to the other? Is there any benefit from combined local and systemic treatments? And finally, do genetic characteristics and tissue cytokine concentrations influence treatment response? ..
  2. Vulvar Disease and Bladder and Bowel Symptoms
    Colleen Kennedy; Fiscal Year: 2008
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