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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In dogsbalanoposthitis is caused by a disruption in the integumentary systemsuch as a wound or intrusion of a foreign body.

Male diseases of the pelvis and genitals N40—N51— Topical corticosteroids; note antibacterials and antifungals are of limited use. Additional features such as subepidermal clefts, necrotic keratinocytes, and lozenge keratinocytes i. Presentation Usually affects the glans and prepuce.

J Zono Surg Oncol. Circumcision and recently lasers seems to be baalanitis therapeutic options for its management. Histopathology of a biopsy made of one lesion on the glans, confirmed the diagnosis of Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis.

Most of the researchers have used TCIs in ZB for 4—8 weeks resulting in significant clinical improvement without any severe side effect. Mahajan BB, Mehta V. Reflectance confocal microscopy [ 25 ] 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 J Am Acad Dermatol.


A dermatological examination indicated the presence of three shiny, well-defined, reddish plaques on the glans and foreskin Figure 1.

Balanitis – Wikipedia

An earlier study by Mallon et al. Pimecrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor which is a homologous counterpart of tacrolimus, has also been used for treatment by Bardazzi ce al 9 in two patients with good response, and by Stinco et al ozon in three cases, with different results: Gerbig AW, Hunziker T. These superficial erosions can be associated with scattered neutrophils in the upper reaches of epidermis.

Balanitis on boys still in diapers must be distinguished from redness caused by ammoniacal dermatitis.

At a Glance – Lichen sclerosus versus Zoon’s balanitis

More common in older men. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Case report and literature review. Successful treatment of Zoon’s balanitis with topical tacrolimus.

It is less common among people who are circumcised as in many cases the foreskin contributes to the disease. Pimecrolimus cream may be an option for the treatment of this disease. Balanites; Calcineurin; Male urogenital diseases; Treatment outcome. Hence, following diagnostic methods are helpful to make a definite diagnosis of ZB:. Rubor Calor Tumor Dolor Functio laesa. Patients should be galanitis up for at least 5 years although lifelong follow-up would be better bakanitis it will give a precise insight about the natural course of this condition.


Recognition of psychosexual problems and need for counselling. Thus, patients of ZB must be carefully followed for persistence or worsening of lesions and repeated biopsies should be done to rule out the underlying malignancy.

Zoon’s balanitis treated with Erbium: Zoon’s balanitis successfully treated with photodynamic therapy: A dog with this condition behaves normally, with the exception of excessive licking at dee prepuce, and a yellow green, pus -like discharge is usually present.

Circumcision debate Inflammations Penis disorders Theriogenology. Fusidic acid cream in the treatment of plasma cell balanitis.

At a Glance – Lichen sclerosus versus Zoon’s balanitis | GPonline

YAG laser produces relatively pure ablation with minimal thermal damage. Insulitis Hypophysitis Thyroiditis Parathyroiditis Adrenalitis. Rio Branco, 39 However, it is postulated that it acts via triggering the upregulation of cellular immunity which may overcome local response to some unknown causative agents.