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Contributors: Mitchell Linder MD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Plasma cell vulvitis, or Zoon disease, refers to an extremely rare skin condition where, secondary to inflammation, the vulva becomes irritated, leading to patient complaints of itching and discomfort.

The etiology is unknown but is thought to be related to viral elements, trauma, and/or chronic irritation. The condition tends to be diagnosed in postmenopausal patients.

Patients can present with long-standing complaints of mild itching and/or burning of the vulva. Symptoms may coincide with dyspareunia, but not always. Often patients just report a specific area of the vulva that is uncomfortable or annoying. Many patients will be asymptomatic and unaware of any issues.

Codes

ICD10CM:
N76.3 – Subacute and chronic vulvitis

SNOMEDCT:
238921004 – Plasma cell vulvitis

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Last Reviewed: 11/01/2017
Last Updated: 11/30/2017
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Plasma cell vulvitis : Labia minora/vestibule, Skin erosion, Dyspareunia, Red shiny plaque
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