Red Rashes of the Vulva

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Abstract

Red patches and plaques of the vulva may be manifestations of neoplasms, infections, or inflammatory skin diseases. These diseases can mimic one another clinically; features that generally allow the diseases to be identified on most cutaneous surfaces can be altered in the moist, occluded vulvar environment, making clinical diagnosis difficult. A detailed history and thorough physical examination can point to the likely diagnosis, but biopsy and culture may be needed for diagnosis especially in refractory disease. It is not uncommon for several of these processes to be present concomitantly or complicating other vulvar diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-370
Number of pages18
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Vulvar dermatitis
  • Vulvar infections
  • Vulvar neoplasm
  • Vulvar skin disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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