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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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.

J Cutan Med Surg. Promotion of good hygiene is an easy and potentially beneficial measure.

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Insulitis Hypophysitis Thyroiditis Parathyroiditis Adrenalitis. Retireved 19 April Recognition of psychosexual problems and need for counselling. Management Diagnosis confirmed by skin biopsy. Circumcision, lasers, nonvenereal disease, topical calcineurin inhibitors, Zoon balanitis. Medical management [ Table 2 ] Table 2 Various medical management of Zoon’s balanitis.


Services on Demand Journal. Carcinoma of the penis preceded by Zoon’s balanitis.

Zoon balanitis: A comprehensive review

Other options used are carbon dioxide laser or radiotherapy. Sites affected It is most commonly located on the glans penis, but inner surface of prepuce and coronal sulcus may be involved.

Epidemiology There is a scarcity of published data regarding the incidence and prevalence of ZB.

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins Register Already registered? Most of the curved vessels are fairly focused due to the epidermal thinning usually encountered in ZB, zoln makes the dermal vessels fairly closer to the surface and thus making them sharper and brighter. Nikolowski W, Wiehl R.

Balanites; Calcineurin; Male urogenital diseases; Treatment outcome. Chronic benign circumscript plasmocytic balanoposthitis.

Zoon balanitis: A comprehensive review

Home News Education Practice About. Our results help to confirm that pimecrolimus cream is a good alternative for treating Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis.

A clinicopathologic study of 45 cases. Hague J, Ilchyshyn A.

At a Glance – Lichen sclerosus versus Zoon’s balanitis

Response to Trimovate cream. Pimecrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitor which is a homologous counterpart of tacrolimus, has also been used for treatment by Bardazzi et al 9 in two patients with good response, and by Stinco et al 10 in three cases, with different results: Although it was described by Zoon inits etiopathogenesis still remains hypothetical.


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A sclerotic white ring at the tip of the prepuce is diagnostic. Presentation Usually affects the glans and prepuce. 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.

Balanitis is uncommon in circumcised men and in many cases preputial dysfunction is a causal or contributing factor. Korting GW, Theisen H.