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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Follow-up The exact follow-up regime for ZB after treatment is still unclear. Please review our privacy policy.

It is an idiopathic, chronic, benign inflammatory mucositis of the genitalia that clinically presents as a solitary, shiny, well-defined erythematous plaque on the glans. J Dermatol Surg Oncol. Possible contributory factors include an uncircumcised or late after puberty circumcised penis, hormonal factors and autoimmune problems. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Zoon balanitis: A comprehensive review

The exact follow-up regime ballanitis ZB after treatment is still unclear. A dog with this condition behaves normally, with the exception of excessive licking at the prepuce, and a yellow green, pus -like discharge is usually present.

Circumcision debate Inflammations Penis disorders Theriogenology. Chronic benign circumscript plasmocytic balanoposthitis. Hence, following diagnostic methods are helpful to make a definite diagnosis of 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.


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Regarding therapy, while circumcision is a highly effective treatment it is rejected by most patients. Circumcision, lasers, nonvenereal disease, topical calcineurin inhibitors, Zoon balanitis. Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Pt.

How to cite this article. Hepatitis Ascending cholangitis Cholecystitis Pancreatitis Peritonitis. Has been associated with squamous cell carcinoma. As an alternative, partial results can be obtained with the use of corticosteroid creams. J Cutan Med Surg.

Other treatment modalities often present partial results 5. Erythroplasia xoon the female genitalia. Complete resolution of Zoon balanitis with photodynamic therapy — A new therapeutic option? 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 baoanitis.

Zoon plasma cell balanitis: Patients should be followed up for at least 5 years although lifelong follow-up would be better as it will give a precise insight about the natural course of this condition.

Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest. Erythroplasia of Queyrat with Zoon’s balanitis: Diagnosis and management of premalignant penile lesions.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. A Clinicopathologic Study of 45 Cases. Histologically, benign conditions such as pemphigus vulgaris, flexural psoriasis, lichen planus, and Reiter’s disease may show features in common with ZB but lack the typical changes in the epidermis and dermal blood vessels.

At a Glance – Lichen sclerosus versus Zoon’s balanitis

Indian J Sex Transm Dis. Topical corticosteroids; note antibacterials and antifungals are of limited use. J Cosmet Laser Ther. Histopathology of a biopsy made of one lesion on the glans, confirmed the diagnosis of Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis. Successful treatment of Zoon’s balanitis with topical tacrolimus. It includes candidiasis, lichen planus, secondary syphilis, balaniti of Queyrat squamous cell carcinoma in situ [CIS]or Bowen’s disease of the glans penis, which clinically simulate ZB.


However, it is postulated that it acts via triggering valanitis upregulation of cellular immunity which may overcome local response to some unknown causative agents. The condition is relatively common in elderly men and presents clinically as well-demarcated, erythematous, baalanitis plaques on the glans, coronal sulcus or the inner surface of the foreskin. Improvement was maintained over the 3month follow-up period Figure 5.

Zoon balanitis: A comprehensive review

For erythroplasia of Queyrat, a minimum of 5 years follow-up is recommended. Related Zpon Categories Inflammatory skin conditions. Kossard S, Shumack S. Hague J, Ilchyshyn A. Thus, the main objective of this article is to present a systematic review of the available published literature regarding clinical presentations and efficacy of various recent treatment modalities in the management of ZB.

Open in a separate window. More common in older men.