Vulvitis causes

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Luke Rusowicz-Orazem, B.S.


Common causes of vulvitis are bacterial and fungal infections, commonly sexually transmitted. Other causes include environmental changes of the vulva, including pH level, and dermatological irritants, such as chemical exposure.


Common Causes

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular No underlying causes
Chemical/Poisoning Chemical irritants
Dental No underlying causes
Dermatologic Dermatitis, Eczema, Seborrhea, Squamous cell carcinoma
Drug Side Effect No underlying causes
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Reduced estrogen
Environmental Ph changes
Gastroenterologic No underlying causes
Genetic No underlying causes
Hematologic Reduced estrogen
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease Atrophic vaginitis, Bacterial vaginosis, Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida krusei, Candida tropicalis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Group a streptococcus, Herpes simplex, Lichen planus, Lichen sclerosus, Lichen simplex, Mobiluncus, Mycoplasma hominis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, Pediculosis, Peptostreptococcus, Pubic lice, Scabies, Seborrhea, Staphylococcus, Threadworm, Thrush, Torulopsis glabrata, Trichomonas vaginalis, Trichomoniasis, Vulval vestibulitis, Yeast infection
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic No underlying causes
Nutritional/Metabolic Vulvodynia
Obstetric/Gynecologic Atrophic vaginitis, Bacterial vaginosis, Cyclic vulvovaginitis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Genital warts, Ph changes, Pregnancy, Vulval vestibulitis, Vulvodynia
Oncologic Squamous cell carcinoma
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal/Electrolyte No underlying causes
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy Allergies
Sexual Herpes simplex, Neisseria gonorrhoea
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous No underlying causes

Causes in Alphabetical Order


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