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VIDEO: Vulvar disorders in preadolescent patients



– 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.

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.

SOURCE: Marathe, K. et al, Session U018

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