Vulvodynia: A state-of-the-art consensus on definitions, diagnosis and management Conference Paper uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Pain
  • Vulvar Diseases

abstract

  • Vulvodynia is a chronic pain syndrome affecting up to 18% of the female population. Despite its high prevalence and associated distress, the etiology, diagnosis and clinical management of the disorder have not been clearly delineated. This "white paper" describes the findings and recommendations of a consensus conference panel based on a comprehensive review of the published literature on vulvodynia in addition to expert presentations on research findings and clinical management approaches. The consensus panel also identified key topics and issues forfurther research, including the role of inflammatory mechanisms and genetic factors and psychosexual contributors.

publication date

  • June 2006

Research

keywords

  • Conference Paper

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16846081

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 447

end page

  • 56

volume

  • 51

number

  • 6