Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management

Benign conditions of the vulva

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Dr Janaki Putran MRCOG MD, Mr M A Khaled FRCOG PhD
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 3, p.67 (123Doc Education, London, April 2009)


A 56-year-old woman presents with soreness and a burning sensation over the vulva for 6 months. She was given antifungal treatment without relief of symptoms.

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Dr Janaki Putran MRCOG MD

Associate Specialist
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust
Turner Road
Colchester CO4 5JL

Mr M A Khaled FRCOG PhD

Consultant Gynaecologist and Director of Medical Education
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust
Turner Road
Colchester CO4 5JL


1. Lynch PJ. The 2006 International Society for The Study of Vulvovaginal Disease Classificationof Vulvar Dermatoses: A Synopsis. J Low Gen Tract Dis, 2007, 11(1):1–2.
2. Haefner HK. Report of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease Terminology and Classification of Vulvodynia. J Low Gen Tract Dis, 2007, 11(1).
3. UK National Guideline on the Management of Vulval Conditions. Clinical Effectiveness Group. British Association Sexual Health and HIV, 2007.


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