Vestibular papillomatosis

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Vestibular papillomatosis (VP) is a cutaneous condition of the vulva, characterized by pink, asymptomatic, fine projections of the vestibular epithelium or labia minora.[1] It is the female equivalent to hirsuties coronae glandis.[2][3] The condition is not viral. It is often mistaken as human papillomavirus (HPV), but several studies have disproved this and it is important to note that it is not a sexually transmitted disease (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).[4] 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 whereas Vestibular papillomatosis does not. It cannot be sexually transmitted.[5] 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.[6][7][8] The condition is sometimes referred to as squamous papillomatosis.

There is some evidence that (VP) may be congenital; however, these cases are extremely rare.[9]

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  1. ^ Su-Han Kim et al. (February 2009). "The use of dermatoscopy to differentiate vestibular papillae, a normal variant of the female external genitalia, from condyloma acuminata". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 60 (2): 353–355. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  3. ^ "MMS: Error". nejm.org. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Vulvar squamous papillomatosis and human p... [Arch Dermatol Res. 1993] - PubMed - NCBI". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Vestibular papillae of the vulva. Lack of evid... [Arch Dermatol. 1990] - PubMed - NCBI". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Vestibular Papillomatosis: Case Report and Literature Review- Full HTML - Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Content". medicaljournals.se. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  7. ^ "An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie". jaad.org. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Are these genital warts? Please help!, pearly penile papules, genital warts". en.allexperts.com. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
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