Vulvar inflammatory dermatoses: an update and review.


Journal Article (Review)

Currently, urogenital complaints are among the most common problems encountered by family practitioners, gynecologists, and dermatologists. In response to the intricacy of vulvar disorders, the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease was created to facilitate the exchange between clinicians and pathologists involved in the care of these patients. Recent classifications for inflammatory disorders and intraepithelial neoplasm have been proposed. In addition, vulvar skin biopsies are the most common source of intradepartmental consultation during dermatopathology sign-out. The purpose of this article is to review the various inflammatory dermatoses of the vulva and to update readers with new advances regarding these entities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hoang, MP; Reutter, J; Papalas, JA; Edwards, L; Selim, MA

Published Date

  • September 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 689 - 704

PubMed ID

  • 25147985

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25147985

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-0311

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000149


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States