Vestibular papillomatosis

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Vestibular papillomatosis is a cutaneous condition seen in women, characterized by pink, asymptomatic, fine projections.
It is the female equivalent to hirsuties coronae glandis.[1][2] The condition is not viral. It is often mistaken as HPV, but several studies have disproved this and it is important to note that it is not an STD. DNA studies have shown that any relation to HPV is purely coincidental (as a high percentage of the sexually active population has or has had HPV).[3] Vestibular papillomatosis is not transmittable or pathological. HPV will turn white upon a vinegar application test, and Vestibular pallimatosis will not. Additionally, HPV occurs in cauliflower like clusters at the base where as Vestibular papillomatosis does not. It cannot be sexually transmitted.[4] Most women have no symptoms with the growth, however, some report itching, stinging, burning, and pain where the growths appear, and the symptoms are often misdiagnosed as a yeast infection. Unlike yeast infections, there is discharge associated with Vestibular papillomatosis.[5][6][7] The condition is sometimes referred to as squamous papillomatosis. There is some evidence that (VP) may be congenital, however these cases are extremely rare.[8]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
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