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balanitis xerotica obliterans

A condition characterised by white plaques on the glans penis and prepuce that arises in a background of phimosis, carcinoma in situ or invasive squamous cell carcinoma.

balanitis

(bal?a-nit'is) [ balano- + -itis]
Inflammation of the skin covering the glans penis.

balanitis circinata

A clearly defined, painless red lesion on the skin of the glans penis. It often accompanies polyarthritis and conjunctivitis as part of a triad sometimes seen in Reiter syndrome. See: Reiter syndrome

balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis

Zoon balanitis.

plasma cell balanitis

Zoon balanitis.

balanitis xerotica obliterans

Abbreviation: BXO
Sclerotic and atrophic patches on the skin of the penis that can cause narrowing of the urinary meatus and phimosis. The cause is chronic balanoposthitis, and the condition is associated with penile lichen sclerosis, e.g., circumcision for phimosis.

Treatment

High-dose topical steroids or long courses of antibiotics are given.


balanitis xerotica obliterans

Abbreviation: BXO
Sclerotic and atrophic patches on the skin of the penis that can cause narrowing of the urinary meatus and phimosis. The cause is chronic balanoposthitis, and the condition is associated with penile lichen sclerosis, e.g., circumcision for phimosis.

Treatment

High-dose topical steroids or long courses of antibiotics are given.

See also: balanitis

Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO)

A chronic, progressive, hardening skin inflammation of the penis.
Mentioned in: Phimosis