vulvar dystrophy

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vul·var dys·tro·phy

a spectrum of vulvar eruptions consisting of white atrophic papules, including lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, squamous cell hyperplasia (hypertrophic dystrophy), or a combination of these (mixed dystrophy).
See also: lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.

vulvar dystrophy

a disorder characterized by skin eruptions of white atrophic pustules, squamous cell hyperplasia, and 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.
Topical corticosteroids.


Abnormal development or growth of a tissue or organ, usually resulting from nutritional deficiency.
Synonym(s): dystrophia.
[dys- + G. trophē, nourishment]