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Vaginitis is defined as infection or inflammation of the vagina. More than 70% of cases of vaginitis are attributed to vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), bacterial vaginosis (BV), or trichomoniasis.1 Symptoms include abnormal discharge, malodor, vulvovaginal pruritus, irritation, and dyspareunia. Some individuals with VVC present primarily with vulvar pruritus without vaginal discharge. However, none of these symptoms correlate well with specific diagnoses.2 Self-diagnosis, medical history, or both are insufficient for accurate diagnosis, and it is recommended that diagnostic testing be performed.1
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Accepted for Publication: April 4, 2022.
Corresponding Author: Catherine Leclair, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, UHN 50, Portland, OR 97239 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
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