Contact dermatitis was the most common diagnosis, occurring in 17% of patients, followed by recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (16% of patients), atrophic vaginitis (12% of patients), vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (10% of patients), physiologic leukorrhea (7% of patients), desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
(DIV) (6% of patients), and recurrent bacterial vaginosis (5% of patients).
With descriptions in the medical literature dating to the 1950s, the signs and symptoms of desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
(DIV) include dyspareunia and exudative, chronic vaginitis, with yellow-watery, purulent discharge that is occasionally blood-tinged, said Dr.
Noninfectious causes of vaginal discharge include physiologic, irritant and allergic, cytolytic vaginitis, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
, collagen vascular disease, and idiopathic vaginitis.
Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
is most likely a skin disease that affects only the vagina.
He gave a long list of possible diagnoses that included atrophic vaginitis, a foreign body, allergic hypersensitivity and contact dermatitis, trauma, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis
, erosive lichen planus, lactobacilli vaginosis, cytolytic vaginosis, streptococcal group A infection, ulcerative vaginitis with Staphylococcus aureus, and idiopathic ulceration associated with human immunodeficiency virus.