Vulvar dystrophies in young and premenopausal women

M. Barbero, L. Micheletti, G. Borgno, L. Cavanna, M. Preti, B. Ghiringhello

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-558
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine


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