pruritus vulvae

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persistent itching of the external female genitalia

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Girls of this age are susceptible to pruritus vulvae because the skin of the prepubertal vulva is thin and delicate due to lack of estrogen.
Inadequate hygiene is by far the most common cause of pruritus vulvae in this age group, but diagnosis sometimes presents a challenge: Approximately 75% of patients have no evidence of an infectious process and no primary dermatologic disorder of the vulva.
If she is complaining of pruritus vulvae, ask if she has pruritus elsewhere.