Psychophysical evidence of nociceptor sensitization in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome

  title={Psychophysical evidence of nociceptor sensitization in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome},
  author={Nina Bohm-Starke and Marita Hilliges and Gunilla Brodda-Jansen and Eva Rylander and Erik Torebj{\"o}rk},
Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS) is a long lasting disorder of superficial dyspareunia in young women. Quantitative sensory testing, including mechanical and temperature pain thresholds and warm/cold difference limen (WCL), was performed in the vestibular mucosa in 22 women (mean age 25.0 years) with vestibulitis and 20 control subjects (mean age 25.6 years). The tests were carried out on days 7-11 of the menstrual cycle. Patients had allodynia to mechanical testing with von Frey filaments… CONTINUE READING
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