Update on Vaginitis - 2018
Release Date: May 9, 2018
Expiration Date: May 9, 2021
Although the topic of vaginitis is often trivialized, it causes significant discomfort and symptoms for women who suffer from either acute or chronic vaginitis. In this presentation, Dr. Nyirjesy will summarize the overall evaluation of women with vaginal complaints and discuss the benefits and limitations of various testing modalities. This section will be followed by a discussion of the most common causes of infectious vaginitis (bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis) and of desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, with management tips for managing both acute and chronic cases.
Paul Nyirjesy, MD
Dr. Paul Nyirjesy is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition, he is director of the Drexel Vaginitis Center. Dr. Nyirjesy earned his BA in Chemistry magna cum laude at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and his MD at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. After graduating, he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a fellowship in infectious diseases in the department of medicine at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Nyirjesy has authored or coauthored many articles, abstracts, and monographs concerning vaginal infections and vulvar diseases. A fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he is also a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners working in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecology, dermatology, family medicine and general practice.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Do an appropriate work-up of a woman with vulvovaginal symptoms;
- Have an appreciation for limitations of various testing modalities for vaginal infections;
- Treat uncomplicated and complicated vulvovaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and desquamative inflammatory vaginitis.
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- Paul Nyirjesy, MD
- Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Consultant
- Symbiomix Therapeutics, Consultant
- Evofem, Consultant
- Scynexis Inc., Consultant and Investigator
- Curatek Pharmaceuticals, Investigator
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- Patricia Cason, FNP, ASCCP Education Committee Chair
- Peter F. Schnatz, DO , ASCCP Education Committee Co-Chair
- Amy Wiser, MD, ASCCP Education Committee
- Christina Arnold, Education Manager, ASCCP
- Kerry Curtis, CEO, ASCCP
- Jill Leonard, Project Manager, ASCCP
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This webinar is partially supported by an independent education grant from BD Diagnostics.