Plasma cell vulvitis - Anogenital in
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, pain, burning, and/or bleeding of the vulva. Symptoms may coincide with intercourse. Often, patients report just that a specific area of the vulva is uncomfortable or annoying. Many patients will be asymptomatic and unaware of any issues.
N76.3 – Subacute and chronic vulvitis
238921004 – Plasma cell vulvitis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- – Characteristic "figure-of-eight" distribution with fusion / regression of vulvar tissues.
- – Usually more globally involved and can occur in vagina as well.
- – No definitive lesion present but pain elicited using a cotton-tipped applicator.
- – Ulcerations will be present.
- Allergic reaction /