The use of estrogens in the treatment of leucoplakia, kraurosis, and senile vaginitis

@article{Buxton1942TheUO,
  title={The use of estrogens in the treatment of leucoplakia, kraurosis, and senile vaginitis},
  author={C. Buxton},
  journal={American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={1942},
  volume={44},
  pages={109-112}
}
  • C. Buxton
  • Published 1942
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abstract Kraurosis vulvae and leucoplakia are causes of pruritus vulvae. The differences in their distribution and pathology are discussed. Since kraurosis is more closely akin to senile vaginitis and therefore may be due to estrogen depletion, it was thought that kraurosis might be more susceptible to estrogen therapy than leucoplakia. Twenty-one patients complaining of pruritus vulvae are reviewed. Sixteen of these, diagnosed as senile vaginitis, kraurosis, or leucoplakia, were treated with… Expand
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