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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 43, n° 4
pages 718-719 (octobre 2000)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2000.107738
Constipation presenting as recurrent vulvovaginitis in prepubertal children
 

P.A.F.A. van Neer, MD a, C.R.W. Korver, MD, PhD b
Roermond, The Netherlands 
From the Departments of Dermatologya and Pediatrics,b Laurentius Hospital Roermond 

Abstract

Vulvovaginitis is the most common gynecologic problem in premenarcheal girls. We describe 3 patients with recurrent vulvovaginitis caused by bacterial infection who responded to treatment of constipation with resolution of the vulvovaginitis. There were no recurrences during the follow-up period of 15 to 36 months. We propose that underlying constipation should be added to the list of possible causes of recurrent vulvovaginitis. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;43:718-9.)

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 Reprint requests: P. A. F. A. van Neer, MD, Laurentius Hospital, PO Box 960, 6040 AX Roermond, The Netherlands.
 J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;43:718-9.



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