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[″ + ″ + Gr. itis, inflammation]
Simultaneous inflammation of the vulva and vagina, or of the vulvovaginal glands. The condition may be due to chemical irritation produced by materials present in medications, tight-fitting or nonabsorbent underclothes, inadequate perineal hygiene, allergic conditions, or infectious agents such as bacteria, yeasts, viruses, and parasites.

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