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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The treatment of Zoon’s balanitis with the carbon dioxide laser.

Zoon balanitis: A comprehensive review

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In a recent study by Pearce et al. Nikolowski W, Wiehl R. Recurrent bouts of balanitis may cause scarring of the preputial orifice ; the reduced elasticity may lead to pathologic phimosis.

Although zon is described as benign in nature, its association with premalignant conditions such as erythroplasia of Queyrat really puts the clinician in a great dilemma. ZB is an entity of balanjtis importance both for the patients due to their concern regarding its prognosis and for the demato-venereologists due to its management being really challenging.

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Pt. Plasma cell balanitis treated with tacrolimus 0.

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. If clinically active, treat with topical corticosteroids, but beware atrophic changes.

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YAG laser produces relatively pure ballanitis with minimal thermal damage. Shiny, erythematous patches on the glans, prepuce, or both. The exact follow-up regime for ZB after treatment is still unclear. Most of the curved vessels are fairly focused due to the epidermal thinning usually encountered in ZB, which makes the dermal vessels fairly closer to the surface and thus making them sharper and brighter. Related Drug Categories Inflammatory skin conditions. Recent reports have shown a favorable response in patients treated with topical tacrolimus 1,2,3,6.

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At a Glance – Lichen sclerosus versus Zoon’s balanitis

Has been associated with squamous cell carcinoma. Promotion of good hygiene is an easy and potentially beneficial measure. Report of three cases. Benign plasma cell erythroplasia.

Zoon balanitis ZB is one of the benign nonvenereal dermatoses, which presents as a solitary, persistent erythematous plaque usually on the glans penis primarily in the uncircumcised, middle-aged to old-aged men.

Presentation of 15 patients, five treated with a carbon dioxide laser. Signs include ivory white papules, erosions, fissures, petechiae, telangiectasia and haemorrhagic bullae. More common in older men.

Stay signed in for 30 days. Hyman AB, Leider M. These superficial erosions can be associated with scattered neutrophils in the upper reaches of epidermis. Report of a case and review of the literature. It is relatively simple to differentiate the premalignant lesions from ZB histopathologically as one can see dysplastic epithelium in the premalignant lesions while it is absent in case of ZB.


Approved by the Advisory Board and accepted for publication on Possible contributory factors include an uncircumcised or late after puberty circumcised penis, hormonal factors and autoimmune problems.

This page was last edited on 10 Septemberat There is only one case report of ZB treated with oral dapsone without any side effect although the mechanism of action was not clear. A Clinicopathologic Study of 45 Cases. Erythroplasia of Queyrat of the glans penis on a background of Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis. Bxlanitis that do not respond to steroids require a circumcision. The condition is relatively common in elderly men and presents clinically as well-demarcated, erythematous, balanitos plaques on the glans, coronal sulcus balanittis the inner surface of the foreskin.

Carcinoma of the penis preceded by Zoon’s balanitis. Follow-up The exact follow-up regime for ZB after treatment is still unclear. No evidence of human papillomavirus infection in balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis Zoon. Male diseases of the pelvis and genitals N40—N51— A clinicopathologic study of 45 cases.