Prevalence of Non-Venereal Genital Dermatosis in Male Patients Attending Tertiary Care Center in North India | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Prevalence of Non-Venereal Genital Dermatosis in Male Patients Attending Tertiary Care Center in North India

Author(s):Narendra Kumar* and Vijay Paliwal

Background: Nonvenereal genital dermatoses constitute a major part of health problems in the dermatology Outpatient Department (OPD) and are associated with the social stigma. Its prevalence varies from region to region in our country and keeps changing over time. Objectives: To know the prevalence of non-venereal genital dermatoses in a tertiary care centre in north India. Methods: All male patients presenting to the Outpatient Department (OPD) complaining of genital itching, pain, burning sensation with genital rash, or any genital rash which is asymptomatic were included in the study which was not sexually transmitted. The demographic and epidemiological data were collected. Results and Conclusions: The study included 726 male patients with genital dermatoses. A total of 17 types of genital dermatoses were noted. The most common nonvenereal genital dermatoses were scabies (42.28%), candidal balanitis (41.73%), scrotal Least Significant Character (LSC) (3.30%), and sebaceous cyst (2.20%), scrotal dermatitis (1.92%) and Learning support assistant (LSA) (1.92%). Other dermatoses included plasma cell balanitis of Zoon’s balanitis, lichen nitidus, Fixed Drug Eruption (FDE), Fordyce spots, pearly penile papules, squamous cell carcinoma, and tinea infections. The age ranged from 3 months to 65 years with the majority in the age group of 15 years-45 years.

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