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Subcutaneous injection of triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of chronic vulvar pruritus.
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PMID:  8372864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We studied the efficacy of subcutaneous corticosteroid injection as therapy for chronic vulvar pruritus. STUDY DESIGN: Adult women with symptoms of vulvar pruritus > 6 months were studied. After appropriate biopsies and cultures were performed, patients were included in the study group if they experienced limited relief with topical triamcinolone cream. Triamcinolone acetonide (15 to 20 mg) was injected subcutaneously and massaged into the affected vulvar tissue. RESULTS: Seventy-eight percent of patients (35/45) experienced relief of vulvar pruritus for > 1 month (mean duration 5.8 months). CONCLUSIONS: We found that subcutaneous injection triamcinolone acetonide provided relief of symptoms of chronic vulvar pruritus.
R A Kelly; D C Foster; J D Woodruff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  169     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-14     Completed Date:  1993-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  568-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Injections, Subcutaneous
Middle Aged
Pruritus Vulvae / drug therapy*,  pathology
Triamcinolone Acetonide / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Vulva / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
76-25-5/Triamcinolone Acetonide

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