Localized Provoked Vulvodynia-An Ignored Vulvar Pain Syndrome

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Paavonen , J & Eschenbach , D A 2021 , ' Localized Provoked Vulvodynia-An Ignored Vulvar Pain Syndrome ' , Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology , vol. 11 , 678961 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2021.678961

Title: Localized Provoked Vulvodynia-An Ignored Vulvar Pain Syndrome
Author: Paavonen, Jorma; Eschenbach, David A.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, HUS Gynecology and Obstetrics
Date: 2021-06-17
Language: eng
Number of pages: 6
Belongs to series: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
ISSN: 2235-2988
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333897
Abstract: Localized provoked vulvodynia (LPV) causes dyspareunia among reproductive aged women. We review the pathogenesis of LPV and suggest that LPV is an inflammatory pain syndrome of the vestibular mucosa triggered by microbial antigens in a susceptible host. Tissue inflammation and hyperinnervation are characteristic findings which explain symptoms and clinical signs. Education of health care providers of LPV is important since this condition is common, often unrecognized, and patients often become frustrated users of health care. Research is needed on the antigen triggers of the syndrome. Randomized clinical trials are needed to evaluate treatment modalities.
Subject: localized provoked vulvodynia
vulvar pain syndrome
vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
vulvodynia
vulvar pain
VESTIBULITIS
WOMEN
DISEASE
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
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