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European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine








Background: Any genital lesion or related symptoms are erroneously considered to be sexually transmitted as it is the most covered regions of the body and seems truly to be a forgotten pelvic organ it is the significant and important group of dermatological conditions may be associated with considerable morbidity, discomfort, and embarrassment. The most common conditions seen in a Dermatology Clinic are vulvar dermatoses, which comprise of lichen sclerosis, lichen planus, vulvar eczema, and psoriasis. Other conditions such as vulvar pain syndromes, vulvar disorders associated with systemic diseases, and blistering diseases are also seen.

Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive study of 102 patients aged > 18 years attending outpatient department of Dermatology and Venerology, Santosh Medical College & Hospital, NCR, Delhi, India presenting with symptoms and signs of vulvar dermatoses were included after detailed history & examination, results were tabulated and analyzed by SPSS software.

Results: At present study population the prevalent type of dermatoses was found to be Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSEA) with the incidence of 26.47% (27 cases). MC symptom was the white discharge per vagina (WDPV) with the prevalence of 92.15% (94 cases) followed by 84.31% (86 cases) of vulvar itching with the age of patients ranged from 19 to 65 years with mean of 49.22 years. The total subjects were with disease span of 3 months to 7 years with mean DLQI of 8.62.

Conclusion: This study highlights the importance of diagnosing vulvar dermatoses and established strong correlation between vulvar dermatosis in various listed clinical conditions and it also underlines that there is more prevalence of vulvar dermatoses than sexually transmitted diseases.


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Sujana, L., Beergouder, S. L., Rallapalli, A., Chidipudi, P., & Alla, S. (2022). A clinical study of venereal and non venereal genital dermatoses in women. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 9(4), 2663-2676.