Dermatol. vol no.4 supl.1 Rio de Janeiro July/Aug. Two male patients diagnosed with Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis, confirmed by biopsy, were subjected to. In , JJ Zoon first recognized balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis (plasma cell balanitis) as an idiopathic, rare, benign penile dermatosis. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. When the foreskin is also affected, it is termed Zoon’s balanitis also known as Balanitis Circumscripta Plasmacellularis or plasma cell balanitis (PCB) is Albertini JG, Holck DE, Farley MF ().

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Pimecrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor which is a homologous counterpart of tacrolimus, has also been used for treatment by Bardazzi et al 9 in two patients with good response, and by Stinco et al 10 in three cases, with different results: Furthermore, fixed drug eruption, allergic contact dermatitis, genital herpes, pemphigus vulgaris, flexural psoriasis, and Reiter’s disease should be differentiated from ZB.

ZB is not so common clinical entity, but very less attention has been paid in the literature regarding its etiology and management of this peculiar nonvenereal genital dermatosis. It includes candidiasis, lichen planus, secondary syphilis, erythroplasia of Queyrat squamous cell carcinoma baalnitis situ [CIS]or Bowen’s disease of the glans penis, which clinically simulate ZB.

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Zoon balanitis: A comprehensive review

Hence, following diagnostic methods are helpful to make a definite diagnosis of ZB:. Cooper SM, Wojnarowska F. Plasma cell balanitis treated with tacrolimus 0.

Orange-red shiny plaque on the glans penis and undersurface of the prepuce. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. Improvement was maintained over the 3month follow-up period Figure 5.

Additional features such as subepidermal clefts, necrotic keratinocytes, and lozenge keratinocytes i. Hague J, Ilchyshyn A. Reflectance confocal microscopy RCM is an in vivo imaging method used to obtain morphologic information about both the architecture and single cells in the epidermis and superficial dermis by Vivascope Plasma cell balanitis ozon Zoon: The value of a multi-specialty service, including genitourinary medicine, dermatology and urology input, in the management of male genital dermatoses.

Male diseases of the pelvis and genitals N40—N51— Plasma cell orificial mucositis. Plasma cell balanitis of ds treated with topical tacrolimus 0. Patients should be instructed to balaniris the foreskin nalanitis and perform gentle cleansing of entire glans, preputial sac, and foreskin. An overview and role of histopathology.


Erythroplasia of Queyrat with Zoon’s balanitis: Diseases of the skin; pp. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. YAG laser produces relatively pure ablation with minimal thermal damage. Petersen CS, Thomsen K. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Nikolowski W, Wiehl R. Zoon balanitis ZB is one of the nonvenereal conditions, which usually affects middle-aged to older men who are uncircumcised.

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Thus, CO 2 laser can be used as a viable alternative and certainly less traumatic surgical therapy for treatment of ZB than circumcision. According to the European guidelines for management of balanoposthitis, the definitive treatment of ZB is:.

Other options ds are carbon dioxide laser or radiotherapy. Therapeutic efficacy of topical calcineurin inhibitors in plasma cell balanitis: While circumcision is considered to produce the best treatment results it is rejected by the majority of patients.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. YAG laser can be finely adapted to this clinical scenario.

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