Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • Chlamydia trachomatis infection
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
  • Irritant and allergic vaginitis
  • Physiological leukorrhea in adults
  • Foreign body in children
  • Nonspecific vaginitis
  • Physiological leukorrhea in children

Uncommon

  • Herpes simplex virus infection
  • Streptococcal vaginitis in adults
  • Genital schistosomiasis
  • Entamoeba gingivalis plus IUD
  • Inadequate hygiene
  • Foreign body in adults
  • Contraceptive vaginal ring-related
  • Atrophic vaginitis
  • Postpuerperal atrophic vaginitis; lochia
  • Behcet syndrome
  • Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
  • Erosive lichen planus
  • Postsurgical
  • Postradiation
  • Cervical cancer
  • Carcinoma of the fallopian tube
  • Pinworm infection
  • Streptococcal vaginitis in children
  • Sexual abuse
  • Transmitted maternal birth canal infection
  • Prolapsing fibroid
  • Vaginal fistula
  • Lymphoma of genital tract

Contributors

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Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinician Educator Track

Georgetown University

Washington

DC

Disclosures

VGL declares that she has no competing interests.

Dr Veronica Gomez-Lobo would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Isabelle Guichard, a previous contributor to this monograph. IG declares that she has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Chair

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond

VA

Disclosures

DC declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Lewisham Primary Care Trust

Waldron Health Centre

London

UK

Disclosures

LB was a member of the group that produced the 2006 Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health guidance on the management of women with vaginal discharge presenting in non-GU setting.

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