Female-specifi c pruritus from childhood to postmenopause: Clinical features, hormonal factors, and treatment considerations

Lauren P. Rimoin, Gil Yosipovitch, Marilynne McKay

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to review the etiology, presentation, and treatment of pruritic conditions in women and their treatments with a focus on pruritic vulvar dermatoses that women experience among different age groups. This chapter’s content, figures, and images are based on the article “Female-specific pruritus from childhood to postmenopause: Clinical features, hormonal factors, and treatment considerations†(Rimoin et al. Dermatologic Therap, 2013). Common pruritic conditions in women that will be discussed include atopic and irritant dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, infectious vulvovaginitis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, atrophic vulvovaginitis, squamous cell carcinoma, lichen simplex chronicus, and neuropathic itch. We also review pruritic conditions associated with pregnancy including pemphigoid gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, and atopic eruption of pregnancy. Finally, acceptable and contraindicated antipruritic agents in pregnancy are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSkin, Mucosa and Menopause
Subtitle of host publicationManagement of Clinical Issues
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages111-124
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783662440803
ISBN (Print)9783662440797
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Rimoin, L. P., Yosipovitch, G., & McKay, M. (2015). Female-specifi c pruritus from childhood to postmenopause: Clinical features, hormonal factors, and treatment considerations. In Skin, Mucosa and Menopause: Management of Clinical Issues (pp. 111-124). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44080-3_10