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Noun1.kraurosis - atrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane
atrophy, wasting away, wasting - a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
kraurosis vulvae - kraurosis of the vulva; often a precancerous lesion
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624.01 Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia I [vim I] Mild dysplasia of vulva 624.02 Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia II [VIN II] Moderate dysplasia of vulva 624.09 Other dystrophy of vulva Kraurosis of vulva Leukoplakia of vulva 233.30 Unspecified female genital organ 233.31 Vagina Severe dysplasia of vagina Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia III [VAIN III] 233.32 Vulva Severe dysplasia of vulva Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia III [VIN III] 233.39 Other female genital organ Until now, you have had only three codes to work with: 623.0 [dysplasia of vagina]; 624.0 [dystrophy of vulva]; and 233.3 [Ca in situ of other and unspecified genital organs].
Shrinkage of the vulvar tissue, kraurosis vulvae, can cause pruritus and pain.