Alain Joffe

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Genital ulcers

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has genital ulcers? What are the typical findings for this disease? Genital herpes is the most common cause of genital ulcers in adolescents and young adults in the United States. With the first clinical episode, painful ulcers that may have begun as small…


OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Symptoms suggestive of vaginitis (vaginal discharge, vaginal itching or burning, change in vaginal odor) are a common reason adolescent and young adult women seek care; while less common, vaginitis also occurs among prepubertal girls. A careful history combined with an external genital examination and microscopic examination of vaginal…

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