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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Nov;199(5):467.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.03.004. Epub 2008 May 19.

The role of vulvar skin biopsy in the evaluation of chronic vulvar pain.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Abstract

Sixty-one percent of refractory vulvodynia patients evaluated in a tertiary care vulvovaginal clinic had clinically relevant dermatoses based on dermatopathologist-analyzed vulvar biopsy including: lichen sclerosus, allergic/irritant dermatitis, lichen planus, and other inflammatory or neoplastic dermatoses. Given the frequency of dermatologic disease, vulvar biopsy and analysis by a dermatopathologist are recommended in patients with vulvodynia.

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18486090
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10.1016/j.ajog.2008.03.004
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