kraurosis vulvae


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kraurosis

 [kraw-ro´sis]
a dried, shriveled condition.
kraurosis vul´vae atrophy of the female external genitalia, resulting in drying and shriveling, with leukoplakic patches on the mucosa and intense itching.

krau·ro·sis vul·vae

(kraw-rō'sis vŭl'vē),
obsolete term for lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of the vulva.
Synonym(s): leukokraurosis
[G. krauros, dry, brittle]

kraurosis vulvae

a skin disease of aged women characterized by dryness, itching, and atrophy of the external genitalia. It is a condition that exhibits a predisposition to leukoplakia and carcinoma of the vulva. See also lichen sclerosis et atrophicus.

atrophy of the vulva

The reduction in structural complexity of vulvar tissue that commonly occurs with advancing age, which is manifest externally by drying, shrivelling and white patches. Formally known as kraurosis vulvae.

Clinical findings
Often asymptomatic; less commonly, itching, dyspareunia, dysuria and tenderness.
 
Treatment
Topical corticosteroids.

krau·ro·sis vul·vae

(kraw-rō'sis vŭl'vē)
Atrophy and shrinkage of the epithelium of the vagina and vulva, often accompanied by a chronic inflammatory reaction in the deeper tissues, as in lichen sclerosus.
[G. krauros, dry, brittle]

kraurosis vulvae

A form of VULVITIS involving drying and shrivelling of the VAGINA and VULVA with itching and pain. The condition is related to post-menopausal oestrogen deficiency. From the Greek krauros, dry or brittle.