Dermatologic causes of vaginitis: a clinical review.

  title={Dermatologic causes of vaginitis: a clinical review.},
  author={Libby Edwards},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  volume={28 4},
The concept of vaginitis is widely accepted. Most physicians assume that vaginitis represents an infection, with nearly all vaginal complaints diagnosed as Candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomonas. However, like the mouth, the vagina is covered with squamous epithelium, and therefore affected by various dermatoses. Some dermatoses prominently affect mucous membranes, such as lichen planus, pemphigus vulgaris, cicatricial pemphigoid, and blistering forms of erythema multiforme. In… CONTINUE READING