Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Vaginitis

Contributor(s): Autumn P Davidson

Introduction

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge associated with discomfort and vaginal inflammation.
  • Cause: often idiopathic, neoplasia, foreign body.
  • Signs: vaginal discharge, vulval licking, dysuria, polakiuria.
  • Diagnosis: signs, vaginal examination, cytology.
  • Treatment: remove underlying cause, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, replacement hormone therapy.
  • Prognosis: guarded to good with definitive treatment.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Primary.
  • Idiopathic or specific (secondary to UTI, foreign body, perivalvar disease).

Pathophysiology

  • Lymphocytic - plasmacytic vaginitis, sometimes suppurative.

Timecourse

  • Days to months.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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