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RELATIONSHIP OF BALANITIS XEROTICA OBLITERANS TO LICHEN SCLEROSUS ET ATROPHICUS

RELATIONSHIP OF BALANITIS XEROTICA OBLITERANS TO LICHEN SCLEROSUS ET ATROPHICUS Abstract In 1941, we1 reported observations based on a study of 18 cases of balanitis xerotica obliterans, a disease of the male genitals to which attention was first called by Stühmer2 in 1928. Balanitis xerotica obliterans may be briefly defined as a chronic, progressive, atrophic, sclerosing process of the glans and prepuce leading to urethral stenosis. Operations on the genitals, such as circumcision and dorsal incision, are not etiologic factors in our opinion. In contradistinction to Stühmer's2 belief that the disease occurs only in young adults, we feel that it may occur at any age. The onset of balanitis xerotica obliterans is as a rule insidious, although it may appear as an acute disease with pain, itching, burning, prickling and profuse purulent secretion. It becomes chronic and in most cases slowly progressive up to a certain point, where it remains stationary. In patients who have not been References 1. Freeman, C., and Laymon, C. W.: Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 44:547 ( (Oct.) ) 1941. 2. Stühmer, A.: Balanitis xerotica obliterans (postoperationem) und ihre Beziehungen zur ``Kraurosis glandis et praeputii penis," Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 156:613, 1928 3. Weitere Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Balanitis xerotica obliterans post operationem , Stühmer Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 165:343, 1932. 4. Frühwald: Peniscarcinom nach Balanitis xerotica obliterans (Stühmer) , Zentralbl. f. Haut- u. Geschlechtskr. 50:98, 1935. 5. Grutz, O.: Beiträge zur Klinik der Balanitis xerotica obliterans , Dermat. Wchnschr. 105:1206, 1937. 6. Fabry, J.: Ueber einen Fall von Kraurosis penis bei gleichzeitigem Bestehen von Weissflecken am Skrotum , Dermat. Wchnschr. 86:7, 1928. 7. Montgomery, H., and Hill, W.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 42:755 ( (Nov.) ) 1940. 8. Nomland, R.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Hallopeau) and Related Cutaneous Atrophies , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 21:575 ( (April) ) 1930. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

RELATIONSHIP OF BALANITIS XEROTICA OBLITERANS TO LICHEN SCLEROSUS ET ATROPHICUS

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American Medical Association
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0096-6029
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10.1001/archderm.1944.01510070060010
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Abstract

Abstract In 1941, we1 reported observations based on a study of 18 cases of balanitis xerotica obliterans, a disease of the male genitals to which attention was first called by Stühmer2 in 1928. Balanitis xerotica obliterans may be briefly defined as a chronic, progressive, atrophic, sclerosing process of the glans and prepuce leading to urethral stenosis. Operations on the genitals, such as circumcision and dorsal incision, are not etiologic factors in our opinion. In contradistinction to Stühmer's2 belief that the disease occurs only in young adults, we feel that it may occur at any age. The onset of balanitis xerotica obliterans is as a rule insidious, although it may appear as an acute disease with pain, itching, burning, prickling and profuse purulent secretion. It becomes chronic and in most cases slowly progressive up to a certain point, where it remains stationary. In patients who have not been References 1. Freeman, C., and Laymon, C. W.: Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 44:547 ( (Oct.) ) 1941. 2. Stühmer, A.: Balanitis xerotica obliterans (postoperationem) und ihre Beziehungen zur ``Kraurosis glandis et praeputii penis," Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 156:613, 1928 3. Weitere Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Balanitis xerotica obliterans post operationem , Stühmer Arch. f. Dermat. u. Syph. 165:343, 1932. 4. Frühwald: Peniscarcinom nach Balanitis xerotica obliterans (Stühmer) , Zentralbl. f. Haut- u. Geschlechtskr. 50:98, 1935. 5. Grutz, O.: Beiträge zur Klinik der Balanitis xerotica obliterans , Dermat. Wchnschr. 105:1206, 1937. 6. Fabry, J.: Ueber einen Fall von Kraurosis penis bei gleichzeitigem Bestehen von Weissflecken am Skrotum , Dermat. Wchnschr. 86:7, 1928. 7. Montgomery, H., and Hill, W.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 42:755 ( (Nov.) ) 1940. 8. Nomland, R.: Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Hallopeau) and Related Cutaneous Atrophies , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 21:575 ( (April) ) 1930.

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Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1944

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