Eighty-six cases of vulvar dystrophy in young and premenopausal women (age range, 6-53 years) were studied clinically and histopathologically. The most frequent symptom was pruritis associated with burning. Clinical examination showed the presence of white areas in 73% of the patients, red areas in 9% and other signs (such as melanosis) in 18%. Hyperplastic dystrophy was the most frequent type of dystrophy in these patients and was observed in 63% of cases. Cellular atypia was observed in 9.8% of the cases and was found almost exclusively in hyperplastic dystrophy. Epithelial changes suggestive of human papillomavirus infection were found in 4 of the 86 cases of dystrophy, and they were observed only in atypical dystrophies.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Reproductive Medicine