Inflammation of small glands at the entrance to the vagina. Vulvar vestibulitis is the most common physical cause of painful intercourse in young women. In roughly half of cases, the condition appears due to a rare form of a gene (the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist gene) that regulates inflammation.
Inflammation of the external genital organs of the female (the vulva). The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and the entrance (the “vestibule”) to the vagina. A yeast infection of the vulva, for example, is a type of vulvitis.
- Vulvitis, yeast
A yeast infection of the external genital organs of the female (the vulva). The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, and the entrance (the “vestibule”) to the vagina. Yeast vulvitis commonly goes together with yeast vaginitis, infection of the vagina by the fungus known as Candida. The common symptoms are itching, burning, soreness, pain during intercourse […]
- Vulvodynia, essential
A chronic, diffuse, unremitting sensation of burning of the vulva — (the female external genital organs including the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina)– a painful sensation which may extend to the perineum, thigh or buttock and is often associated with discomfort in the urethra and rectum. Vulvodynia means “painful vulva.” Essential vulvodynia occurs […]
Leukoencephalopathy with vanishing white matter, an inherited brain disease that occurs mainly in children. and follows a chronic progressive course with additional episodes of rapid deterioration following stress from febrile infection or minor head trauma. VWM is due to mutations in either of two genes — in either the EIF2B5 gene on chromosome 3q27 or […]
Brand name for doxycycline.