plasma cell balanitis


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plas·ma cell bal·a·ni·tis

benign circumscribed balanitis characterized microscopically by subepithelial plasma cell infiltration and clinically by small erythematous papular lesions.

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.

Zoon,

Johannes Jacobus, Dutch dermatologist, 1902–.
balanitis of Zoon - benign circumscribed balanitis characterized microscopically by subepithelial plasma cell infiltration and clinically by small erythematous papular lesions. Synonym(s): plasma cell balanitis; Zoon erythroplasia
Zoon erythroplasia - Synonym(s): balanitis of Zoon