12. Dermatological Conditions and Noninfectious Genital Ulcers

  1. Richard H. Beigi MD, MSC
  1. Kathleen McIntyre-Seltman

Published Online: 11 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314937.ch12

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

How to Cite

McIntyre-Seltman, K. (2012) Dermatological Conditions and Noninfectious Genital Ulcers, in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (ed R. H. Beigi), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118314937.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Infectious Diseases, Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 MAY 2012

Book Series:

  1. Gynecology in Practice

Book Series Editors:

  1. Aydin Arici

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658352

Online ISBN: 9781118314937

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Keywords:

  • Medications for vulvar disorders;
  • Lichen sclerosus;
  • Lichen planus;
  • Seborrheic keratosis;
  • Aphthous ulcer in adolescent;
  • Vaginal secretions;
  • Stool;
  • Perspiration

Summary

A wide variety of skin disorders can affect the vulva, including unique skin disorders, local manifestations of systemic disorders, and autoimmune conditions. Most vulvar conditions present with pain, itching, burning, dyspareunia, or a lump. While differential diagnosis and management can be challenging, a careful history, physical examination, limited laboratory testing, and biopsy as needed can establish the diagnosis.