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06/03/2008

Vulvodynia: a state-of-the-art consensus on definitions, diagnosis and management


Bachmann G. Rosen R. Pinn V. Utian W. Ayers C. Basson R. Binik Y. Brown C. Foster D. Gibbons J. Goldstein I. Graziottin A. Haefner H. Harlow B. Kellogg Spadt S. Leiblum S. Masheb R. Reed B. Sobel J. Veasley C. Wesselmann U. Witkin S.
Vulvodynia: a state-of-the-art consensus on definitions, diagnosis and management
J Reprod Med. 2006 Jun; 51(6): 447-456


Vulvodynia is a prevalent and highly distressing disorder, with major consequences for interpersonal and psychologic well-being. The meeting on which this article is based was held in October 2004 in association with the Third Annual Meeting of the International Society of Women's Sexual Health. The areas that were addressed included the definition of vulvodynia, comorbid conditions, disease progression, diagnosis and workup of the patient, clinical management and reasearch needs.

By courtesy of Journal of Reproductive Medicine ®, Inc.

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Keywords:
Amytriptiline - Depression - Female Dyspareunia - Sexual Pain Disorders - Female Sexual Disorders - Neuropathic Pain - Nociceptive Pain - Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) - Gynaecology - Mastcells - Hyperactive Pelvic Floor - Rehabilitation - Anthalgic Therapy - Behavioural Therapy - Vestibulectomy - Vulvar Vestibulitis / Provoked Vestibulodynia

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