Hypertrophic Vulvar Dystrophy
Vulvar dystrophy is the abnormal growth of the skin
of the vulva, in a benign but symptom-provoking manner.
There are two forms of vulvar dystrophy:
A third form, mixed dystrophy, is a combination of both.
Both forms are associated with vulvar itching (pruritus)
and burning, not responsive to anti-fungals, antibiotics or other creams
or salves. Both can cause a white discoloration of the skin.
While very experienced examiners may be able to predict
which form of vulvar dystrophy is present in a patient, based on
observation alone, a vulvar biopsy is usually needed to confirm the