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.
* * *
Inflammation of the vulva. [vulva + G. -itis, inflammation]
- chronic atrophic v. an inflammation of atrophic vulvar skin, usually with severe pruritus.
- chronic hypertrophic v. obsolete term for swelling of the vulval tissues due to lymphatic obstruction; in some cases it may be caused by filariasis, with induration or ulceration of the skin. SYN: elephantiasis vulvae.
- follicular v. inflammation of the vulvar hair follicles.

* * *

vul·vi·tis .vəl-'vīt-əs n inflammation of the vulva

* * *

inflammation of the vulva, which is often accompanied by intense itching (see pruritus).

* * *

vul·vi·tis (vəl-viґtis) [vulva + -itis] inflammation of the vulva.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • vulvitis — f. ginec. Inflamación de la vulva generalmente de origen infeccioso y que suele estar asociado a una inflamación de la vagina y de la uretra. Los síntomas que presenta son enrojecimiento, tumefacción, escozor, dolor y secreción inflamatoria. Los… …   Diccionario médico

  • Vulvitis — Clasificación y recursos externos CIE 10 N 76.3 n70 ; N 76.4 n70 CIE 9 616.10 DiseasesDB …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vulvitis — Vul*vi tis, n. [NL. See {Vulva}, and { itis}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the vulva. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vulvitis — vulvìtis m DEFINICIJA pat. upala stidnice ETIMOLOGIJA v. vulva + itis …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • vulvitis — [vul vīt′is] n. inflammation of the vulva …   English World dictionary

  • vulvitis — /vul vuy tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the vulva. [1855 60; < NL; see VULVA, ITIS] * * * Inflammation of the vulva (female external genitalia), with red, swollen, itchy skin that may turn white, crack, or blister. The vulva provides a moist,… …   Universalium

  • Vulvitis — Als Vulvitis wird eine Entzündung des äußeren weiblichen Genitalbereiches und des Scheideneingangs bezeichnet. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Ursachen 2 Diagnose 3 Symptome 4 Therapie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vulvitis — Vul|vi|tis 〈[vulvi: ] f.; , ti|den〉 Entzündung der Vulva * * * Vulvitis   [v ; zu Vulva] die, /... tiden, Entzündung der äußeren Geschlechtsorgane der Frau; Symptome sind Rötung, Schwellung, Brennen und Juckreiz. Die Vulvitis tritt meist in… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Vulvitis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 14017 ICD10 = ICD10|N|76|3|n|70, ICD10|N|76|4|n|70 ICD9 = ICD9|616.10 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001445 eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D014847Vulvitis is a condition of… …   Wikipedia

  • vulvitis — (De vulva + gr. itis, inflamación.) ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Inflamación de la vulva. IRREG. plural vulvitis * * * ► femenino PATOLOGÍA Inflamación de la vulva. * * * …   Enciclopedia Universal

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”