bartholinitis


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bartholinitis

 [bahr″to-lin-i´tis]
inflammation of the Bartholin glands.

bar·tho·lin·i·tis

(bar'tō-lin-ī'tis),
Inflammation of a vulvovaginal (Bartholin) gland.

bartholinitis

[bär′təlinī′tis]
Etymology: Caspar T. Bartholin, Danish anatomist, 1655-1738; Gk, itis
an inflammatory condition of one or both Bartholin's glands, caused by bacterial infection. Usually the causative microorganism is a species of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, or Escherichia coli, or a strain of gonococcus. The condition is characterized by swelling of one or both glands, pain, and development of an abscess in the infected gland. A fistula may develop from the gland to the vagina, anus, or perineum. Treatment includes local application of heat, often by soaking in hot water; antibiotics; or, if necessary, incision of the gland and drainage of the purulent material or excision of the entire gland and its duct.

bartholinitis

Inflammation of the Bartholin glands, which may be caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Streptococcus pneumoniae or other bacteria.

bartholinitis

Gynecology Inflammation of Bartholin's glands, which is usually bacterial

bar·tho·lin·i·tis

(bahr'tō-lin-ī'tis)
Inflammation of a vulvovaginal (Bartholin) gland.

Bartholinitis

Inflammation, sometimes with abscess formation, in one of the BARTHOLIN'S GLANDS.

bartholinitis

inflammation of the Bartholin glands.