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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


A clinical study on non venereal genital dermatoses in adult males at a tertiary care center


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Author Details : P Sandeep Kumar, S Ramatulasi*, Sashanka Darla, Anand Acharya

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 98-102


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Abstract

Introduction: Non-venereal genital  dermatoses tend to be confused with venereal diseases, which cause concern to patients and diagnostic dilemma to physicians. A comprehensive understanding of their pattern of presentation, etiology and treatment options is therefore essential to effectively manage the condition and also allay the associated anxiety. This study was to determine the clinico- etiological and epidemiological pattern of presentation of non-venereal dermatoses in male genitalia;
Materials and Methods: This was a hospital based descriptive study of 200 male patients over the age of 18years with non-venereal dermatoses of external genitalia attending DVL OPD of KIMS, Amalapuram. Patients having any venereal disease were excluded. A detailed history was taken and a thorough examination of the genitalia, skin and mucosae was done. Gram’s stain, KOH mount, Tzanck smear, patch test, skin biopsy were done as and when required to establish the diagnosis.
Results: The overall prevalence of non-venereal genital dermatoses during the study period was 30.8 per 10,000 male patients. A total of 28 different conditions were identified of which the most common was scabies which accounted for 38% followed by candidiasis and vitiligo 12% each, pearly penile papules (10.5%). Certain interesting cases like verrucous carcinoma, lupus valgaris, Behcet’s disease, Erythroplasia of Queyrat, Lymphangiectasia with ramhorn penis and Acrochordon over prepuce were encountered. The data was tabulated and analysed using SPSS version22.
Conclusion: Knowledge about the prevalence, etiology of various non- venereal genital dermatoses will be helpful to arrive at adiagnosis and create awareness among patients.

Keywords: Non-venereal dermatoses, Male genitalia, Pattern.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijced.2019.022

How to cite : Kumar P S, Ramatulasi S, Darla S, Acharya A, A clinical study on non venereal genital dermatoses in adult males at a tertiary care center. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2019;5(2):98-102

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