Skin diseases of the vulva: eczematous diseases and contact urticaria

Freja Lærke Sand, Simon Francis Thomsen


Skin diseases in the vulvar area include a variety of disorders many of which have a chronic course with significant morbidity. It is important to be aware of the symptoms, signs and diagnostic tools in order to optimise treatment. Herein, the most common eczematous diseases of the vulvar area, i.e. lichen simplex chronicus, seborrhoeic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and non-systemic and systemic allergic contact dermatitis are reviewed. Allergic contact urticaria is also described.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • Adult
  • Dermatitis/diagnosis
  • Dermatitis, Allergic Contact/diagnosis
  • Dermatitis, Atopic/diagnosis
  • Dermatitis, Contact/diagnosis
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic/diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Diseases/diagnosis
  • Urticaria/diagnosis
  • Vulva
  • Vulvar Diseases/diagnosis


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