Determine the Clinical Patterns of Non- Venereal Genital Dermatoses

Authors

  • B Kiran Kumar Assistant Professor,Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Osmania General Hospital/ Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana,India
  • Nippa Devi A Patel Assistant Professor,Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Osmania General Hospital/ Osmania Medical College,Hyderabad, Telangana,India
  • N.M Prasad Naik Designated Associate Professor,Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Osmania General Hospital/ Osmania Medical College,Hyderabad, Telangana,India
  • Shankar Kunti Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Osmania General Hospital/ Osmania Medical College,Hyderabad, Telangana,India

Keywords:

Nonsexually transmitted diseases, nonvenereal dermatoses, nonvenereal genital dermatoses.

Abstract

Background: Nonvenereal disorders are the cause of considerable concern to patients causing mental distress and guilt feeling in them. Nonvenerealdermatoses are quiet often a diagnostic dilemma to the treating physician.Aim: To determine the various etiologies and clinical patterns of non-venereal genital dermatoses. Material and methods: This is an observational study conducted over a period of 18 months. All the patients with non-venereal lesions over genitalia alone and/or associated extra genital areas presenting to dermatology O.P.D, included in this study. Results: In this study, out of 100 cases, 82 (82%) were males, 18 (18%) were females. Male to female ratio being 4.5:1. The age of study population ranged from 6 years-72 years with the mean age of 34.1 years. Majority of the patients (39%) were in the age group of 21-30 years. Involvement of genitalia alone was found to be significantly higher than other groups. In our study, a total of 33 different conditions (etiological types) of non-venereal genitaldermatoses were observed in both sexes. In our study, among various categories of non-venereal genital dermatoses, inflammatory group was the commonest. Among benign category, pearly penile papules (68.4%) was the most common condition. Among inflammatory category, scrotal dermatitis (27%) was the most common condition in males and lichen sclerosusetatrophicus (36.3%) was most common in females.Venereophobia is most commonly associated with pearly penile papules.Conclusion: This study highlights the importance of diagnosing common nonvenereal genital dermatoses. It also helps in avoiding the general misconception that all genital lesions are sexually transmitted.

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Published

2021-08-23

How to Cite

B Kiran Kumar, Nippa Devi A Patel, N.M Prasad Naik, & Shankar Kunti. (2021). Determine the Clinical Patterns of Non- Venereal Genital Dermatoses. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 4(14), 268–274. Retrieved from https://www.ijhcr.com/index.php/ijhcr/article/view/2445