We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Other Articles |


JAMA. 1938;110(7):493-498. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790070017005.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


The purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to substantiate a preliminary report1 concerning the treatment of pruritus vulvae by alcohol injection and (2) to report the results of four years' experience with the method, in forty-nine cases.

Candidates for alcohol injection were selected only after every effort to determine the cause of the pruritus had failed. The majority of the patients had run the gamut of conservative therapy, including the use of antipruritic ointments, powders and lotions. Several had received ultraviolet irradiation and roentgen treatments, and one had undergone complete vulvectomy. None of these procedures had elicited more than temporary relief from the itching, which in many cases was becoming intolerable.

The duration of pruritus varied from two months to thirty-five years, the average for the series being eight and seven-tenths years. The majority of the women at the time of injection were over 45, while the average


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.