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Article
July 1934

KRAUROSIS, LEUKOPLAKIA AND PRURITUS VULVAE: CORRELATION OF CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC OBSERVATIONS WITH FURTHER STUDIES REGARDING RESECTION OF THE SENSORY NERVES OF THE PERINEUM

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.

From the Section on Dermatology and Syphilology, the Division of Surgery and the Section on Neurologic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(1):80-100. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460130088013
Abstract

This article is a further report of work instigated by Learmonth1 regarding resection of the sensory nerves of the perineum in cases of kraurosis, leukoplakia and pruritus vulvae, with lichenification; it is especially concerned with the correlation of the clinical and pathologic observations. We believe that it is possible to distinguish these conditions, one from the other, both clinically and histopathologically. Contrary to the opinion of many authors we believe that they represent distinct entities and that one may occur independent of either of the other two. In many cases, however, two, or all three, of the conditions may be present either clinically or pathologically, or both, and may merge with one another, especially as all three are likely to appear in the later decades of life. This merging of the three conditions, we believe, accounts in part for the confusion in terminology and for the variations in the

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