Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
The exact pathogenesis of DIV is unclear; however, there is an altered vaginal microbiome (loss of lactobacilli and the presence of facultative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) and associated inflammation. Whether the dysbiosis precedes or postdates the inflammation is debated.
DIV responds well to treatment, but relapses are common.
N76.0 – Acute vaginitis
108371000119108 – Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls