A study of pattern of nonvenereal genital dermatoses of male attending skin OPD of tertiary centre in Kalaburagi

Ashok S. Hogade, Shantanu Mishra


Background: Dermatoses involving genital areas are not always sexually transmitted. The diseases, which are not sexually transmitted, are referred as nonvenereal dermatoses. These disorders are the cause of considerable concern to patients causing mental distress and guilt feeling in them. Nonvenereal dermatoses are quiet often a diagnostic dilemma to the treating physician also. The aim was to determine clinical and epidemiological pattern of nonvenereal dermatoses of male external genitalia.

Methods: This was a descriptive study of 50 consecutive male patients over age of 18 years, with genital lesions of nonvenereal origin, attending the skin outpatient department of BTGH, Kalaburagi. Study was done for a period of 6 months.

Results: The study included 50 male patients with nonvenereal genital lesions. A total of 14 nonvenereal genital dermatoses were noted. The most common nonvenereal genital dermatoses were vitiligo (20%), fixed drug eruptions (16%), scabies (14%), pearly penile papule (10%), and dermatophytoses (10%). Other dermatoses included psoriasis, plasma cell balanitis or Zoon's balanitis, lichen simplex chronicus, lymphangioma circumscriptum, squamous cell carcinoma, scrotal dermatitis, lichen planus, steatocystoma multiplex and candidiasis.

Conclusions:This study helps in understanding the etiological causes of nonvenereal genital dermatoses and their pattern in this region.



Nonvenereal genital dermatoses, Male, Pattern, Etiological causes

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