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Etymology: Gk, gaggraina + L, vulva, wrapper; Gk, itis, inflammation
the death of tissues in the area of the vulva that results when an inadequate blood supply causes sloughing of cells.
Necrosis and sloughing of areas of the vulva, often a complication of infectious diseases such as diphtheria, scarlatina, herpes genitalis, or typhoid fever.
See also: vulvitis