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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology


Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

Overview Balanitis is a nonspecific term meaning inflammation of the glans penis. It is most commonly multifactorial in etiology, restricted to the uncircumcised, and presents as a mildly symptomatic scaly, red macule or patch. Acute suppurative bal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

Kraurosis Vulvae / Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans Patients can be divided into three clinical groups for management: prepubertal children, adults with anogenital disease, and adults with extragenital disease. Prepubertal children at times have sponta…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Treatment

…will speed healing and reduce symptoms more rapidly. Men with balanitis often have partners with candidal vaginitis; they also need treatment. In refractory cases circumcision may help, but is rarely necessary. Although cosmetically unattractive, gen…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

…ura; resolving as white atrophic patches. Variations clinical Balanitis xerotica obliterans is lichen sclerosus et atrophicus on the glans penis; different names for the same process on different sites. Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in very young bo…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


…rophicus may affect the glans penis, where it has been termed balanitis xerotica obliterans. It also may develop in children where it is said to disappear, at times, “spontaneously” and completely. The whiteness of the lesions of lichen s…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

“Kyrle’s disease”

…berger-Gorbe disease, Lyell’s disease, and Zoon’s balanitis, those diseases still being referred to in textbooks of dermatology and dermatopathology, and at conferences in those disciplines, as if they were real, specific disorders. The p…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…ases, Jessner’s lymphocytic infiltrations, Zoon’s balanitis, Miescher’s granuloma, and Miescher’s necrobiosis disciformis are all real diseases. Reason: Those titles were invoked often by dermatologists and pathologists in tim…