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VIDEO: Vulvar disorders in preadolescent patients


 

REPORTING FROM AAD 18

– Over the past few years, pediatric dermatologist Kalyani Marathe, MD, has been seeing young patients with vulvar diseases in a multidisciplinary vulvar dermatology clinic at Children’s National Health System, in Washington, DC.

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When Dr. Marathe started, it was her first experience treating such patients and there still are not much data in this population. She and Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at Children’s, “have now been doing the clinic every month for the last three and a half years,” and counsel and treat patients together. With longitudinal follow-up, “we’re learning so much about these conditions in children,” most of whom are about ages 3-11 years.

In a video interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Marathe discussed some of what she and Dr. Gomez-Lobo have learned over the past 3 years, with algorithms for treatment for the most common conditions they encounter in the clinic: non-specific vulvovaginitis, lichen sclerosus, and vitiligo.

Dr. Marathe had no relevant disclosures. She is a Dermatology News editorial board advisor.

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SOURCE: Marathe, K. et al, Session U018

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