balanitis xerotica obliterans

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Related to balanitis xerotica obliterans: paraphimosis, phimosis, balanoposthitis, Peyronie's disease

bal·a·ni·tis xe·ro·ti·ca ob·li·te·rans

lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of the glans penis, which may result in meatal stenosis.

balanitis xerotica obliterans

[zirot′ikə oblit′ərans]
Etymology: Gk, balanos + itis + xeros, dry, tokos, labor; L, obliterare, to efface
a chronic skin disease (lichen sclerosis et atrophicus) of the glans penis, characterized by a white indurated area surrounding the meatus, that may result in urethral stenosis. Local antibacterial and antiinflammatory agents are used to treat it.

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 xerotica obliterans (BXO)

A chronic, progressive, hardening skin inflammation of the penis.
Mentioned in: Phimosis
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Black and Hispanic patients have twice the risk of white patients for acquiring balanitis xerotica obliterans.
All age groups were susceptible to developing balanitis xerotica obliterans, with the diagnosis at approximately 2 years and continuing well into the 90s.
The incidence of balanitis xerotica obliterans was higher among men in their third decade of life.