Disease Information for Vulvovaginitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Groin Pain
Foul vaginal discharge
Pelvic pain
Pelvic Pain Female
Postmenopausal Bleeding
Postmenopausal Vaginal Bleeding
Red Vulva Lesion
Staining underpants/female
Tender Anterior Vaginal Wall
Urethral Discharge/Female
Vaginal Bleeding
Vaginal bleeding/child
Vaginal bleeding/elderly
Vaginal Discharge in Children
Vaginal hyperemia
Vulva burning
Vulva edema
Vulva Lesion
Vulva pain
Burning on urination/irritative voiding symptoms
Dysuria
Itching Tender urethral area
Urethral discharge
Urge incontinence
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Woman
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult/all
Population/Female
Population/Female-only/limit
Population/Girl patient
Population/Woman patient
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Vulvovaginitis, Fungal
Associated Disease & Complications
Pruritis vulvae
Vaginitis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Infection/Purulent/pyogenic/suppurative (ex)
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Vaginal manifestation/disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Vulvovaginal manifestation/involvement
Process
PROCESS/Inflammatory/infection (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
Definition

Inflammation of the vulva and vagina or vulvovaginal glands-----------------------------------------Vulvovaginitis

Bacterial Vaginitis;Genital Candidiasis; Nonspecific Vaginitis; Trichomoniasis Vaginitis; Vaginitis, Gardnerella; Vaginitis, Haemophilus Vaginalis; Yeast Infection, Vaginal; Vulvovaginitis is a common bacterial infection characterized by the simultaneous inflammation of the external parts of the female genital organs (vulva) and the canal that leads from the uterus to the external opening (vagina); It is one of the most frequent causes of genital symptoms in women; When only the vagina is inflamed, the disorder is called vaginitis; The symptoms and treatments of Vulvovaginitis depend on the specific bacteria that caused the disorder; The most common types of vulvovaginitis are Genital Candidiasis (also called Yeast Infection), Trichomoniasis, and Nonspecific Vaginitis (also called Haemophilus Vaginalis Vaginitis, Bacterial Vaginitis or Gardnerella Vaginalis Vaginitis); Some types of vulvovaginitis are rarer than others; Vulvovaginitis occurs when the normal acid/alkaline balance of the vagina is disturbed; Yeast, fungi and other harmful organisms that are normally present may grow in excessive amounts causing infection of the vaginal walls----[NORD 2005]----

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