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Clinical Recommendation: Vulvovaginitis

  • Andrea Zuckerman
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gyneology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Cetner, Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Mary Romano
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    Address correspondence to: Mary Romano, MD, MPH, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, 719 Thompson Lane Ste 36300, Nashville, TN 37204; Phone: (615) 830 4680
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    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee
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Published:September 21, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2016.08.002

      Abstract

      Vulvovaginitis is a commonly encountered condition among prepubertal and adolescent females. The objective of this report is to provide the latest evidence regarding the diagnosis and management of vulvovaginitis in prepubertal and adolescent females. In this systematic review we used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation evidence system. Vulvovaginal complaints are common in the pediatric and adolescent age group. The patient's age in conjunction with history and associated complaints will guide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Treatment should include counseling on hygiene and voiding techniques as well as therapy for any specific pathogens identified.

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