Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis

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Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis

An acute inflammation of the vagina of unknown cause, characterised by grayish pseudomembrane, free discharge, and easy bleeding on trauma; the discharge contains pus and immature epithelial cells, although oestrogen levels are normal.

vaginitis emphysematosa, vaginitis characterised by accumulation of gas in small connective tissue spaces lined by foreign-body giant cells.

Synonym: pachyvaginitis cystica, vaginitis cystica.