International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dermatology | India | Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022

Vulvar Dermatosis

Dr. Nikhat [9] | Dr. Samreen Nishat [3]

Abstract: Introduction: Diseases of the skin are the mirror of the soul. Skin diseases of the vulva are usually associated with discomfort, loss of sleep, and psycho-sexual problems.Diseases of the vulva are difficult to diagnose because of its warm, moist, frictional environment, which hides the morphological appearance. Vulvar dermatosis has, for a long time, been considered an orphan disease. However, the study of the vulva is now emerging as a recognized branch of dermatology and there is growing interest in research in the context of a broad multidisciplinary approach in which dermatologists play a key role in the diagnosis and management of this group of disorders.[1] Objective: The objective of our study was to determine the types of vulvardermatoses in women presenting at Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Hyderabad, India. Materials and methods: Prevalence of vulvar dermatosis in 80 women patients who presented to thedermatology outpatient department of Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Hyderabad, India was studied using descriptive analysis. Results: Among the 80 women who presented to the OPD of the dermatology department, the mean age of women with vulvar dermatoses presenting to OPD was 36.8 yearsand most of the women were married (62.5%). The mean duration of symptoms was 7.53 months. Among the women who presented to OPD, the most common symptom was a burning sensation, which was seen in 27.5% of women, followed by itching, which was seen in 18.75% of women. Among the spectrum of various vulvar dermatoses, the most commondermatoses were candidal Vulvovaginitis (12.5%) and Tinea Cruris (12.5%). The most common viral infection noted was genital warts (10%). Conclusion: Due to various reasons, there is always a delay in women seeking help when it comes to vulvar dermatoses. They use many OTC products before meeting a doctor and these may cause adverse events.A dermatologist can make a big difference by diagnosingvulvar dermatoses, providing the right treatment, and improving the DLQI of women. Our study places emphasis on the necessity of deep-rooted knowledge in thespectrum of cutaneous manifestations associated with vulvar dermatoses.

Keywords: Vulvar Dermatosis, itching, Candidal Vulvovaginitis, Genital warts, Tinea cruris

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 9, September 2022,

Pages: 559 - 562

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