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Itching

Vaginal candidiasis
 Positive likelihood ratio
1.40 ( Anderson MR et al. )
(average) 1.4
Negative likelihood ratio
0.18 ( Anderson MR et al. )
(average) 0.18
Atopic dermatitis
 Positive likelihood ratio
1.58 ( Sharma L et al. )
1.28 ( Wanitphakdeedecha R et al. )
(average) 1.43
Negative likelihood ratio
0.13 ( Sharma L et al. )
0.13 ( Wanitphakdeedecha R et al. )
(average) 0.13


Sources used:

1.Anderson MR et al. The rational clinical examination: evaluation of vaginal complaints JAMA. 2004;291:1368-1379
2.Sharma L et al. Diagnostic clinical features of atopic dermatitis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2001;67:25-7
3.Wanitphakdeedecha R et al. Diagnostic criteria for atopic dermatitis in adult Thai population. Indian J Dermatol 2007;52:83-8