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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Oct;43(4):718-9.

Constipation presenting as recurrent vulvovaginitis in prepubertal children.

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Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Laurentius Hospital Roermond, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Vulvovaginitis is the most common gynecologic problem in premenarcheal girls. We describe 3 patients with recurrent vulvovaginitis caused by bacterial infection who responded to treatment of constipation with resolution of the vulvovaginitis. There were no recurrences during the follow-up period of 15 to 36 months. We propose that underlying constipation should be added to the list of possible causes of recurrent vulvovaginitis.

PMID:
11004639
DOI:
10.1067/mjd.2000.107738
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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