Clinico-Epidemiological Study of Non-Venereal Male Genital Dermatoses at a Tertiary Care Center in North India
Keywords:Non-Venereal Dermatoses, Social Stigma, Balancoposthitis, Inflammation, Prepuce, Glance
Background: Non-venereal dermatoses of male external genitalia include a spectrum of disease of varied etiology. Any genital dermatoses whether venereal or non-venereal in both sexes is associated with immense stress and anxiety, because of the lack of proper knowledge in the field. This was a cross –sectional study undertaken at a tertiary care center in North India with the hidden view of creating awareness among the patients about the genital lesions and thus trying to reduce its associated social stigma.Methods: The study was institution-based cross sectional study conducted over a period of one year. All the male patients with complaints of any genital lesion, attending the dermatology opd were screened for dermatoses of non-venereal etiology. Cases having venereal diseases were excluded from the study.Results: Common non-venereal genital dermatoses in males were non-venereal infections and infestations seen in 208 patients, inflammatory dermatoses were seen in 71 patients followed by pigmentary disorders in 14 patients. Normal variants were seen in 10 patients, benign tumor and cysts in 7 patients. Premalignant and malignant lesions were seen in 2 patients each.Conclusion: The study reflects various causes of non-venereal dermatoses of male external genitalia commonly encountered in the dermatological opd. Subject is complex and includes heterogenous group of disorders of varied etiology, both sexual & non-sexual.
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