Dermatol. vol no.4 supl.1 Rio de Janeiro July/Aug. Two male patients diagnosed with Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis, confirmed by biopsy, were subjected to. In , JJ Zoon first recognized balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis (plasma cell balanitis) as an idiopathic, rare, benign penile dermatosis. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. When the foreskin is also affected, it is termed Zoon’s balanitis also known as Balanitis Circumscripta Plasmacellularis or plasma cell balanitis (PCB) is Albertini JG, Holck DE, Farley MF ().

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Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis: a report of two cases treated with pimecrolimus

Lysosome granules biogenic amines Histamine Serotonin. YAG laser to produce complete resolution in ZB. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Accentuation of spongiosis occurs in the lower half of the spinous zone. Financial support and sponsorship Nil. Lichen sclerosus balanitis xerotica obliterans Aetiology Lichen sclerosus of the penis usually presents in middle age but can occur in children.

At a Glance – Lichen sclerosus versus Zoon’s balanitis

Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis Diagnosis requires skin biopsy. Zoon’s balaniyis successfully treated with photodynamic therapy: Petersen CS, Thomsen K. Because ablation is directly proportional to fluence, Er: Griseofulvin ineffective in balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis.


Histopathology of a biopsy made of one lesion on the glans, confirmed the diagnosis of Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis. Treated successfully with dapsone.

In dogsbalanoposthitis is caused by a disruption in the integumentary systemsuch ba,anitis a wound or intrusion of a foreign body. Reflectance confocal microscopy RCM is an in vivo imaging method used to obtain morphologic information about both the architecture and single cells in the epidermis and superficial dermis by Vivascope Benign plasma cell erythroplasia. Open in a separate window. YAG laser can be finely adapted to this clinical scenario. Hepatitis Ascending cholangitis Cholecystitis Pancreatitis Peritonitis.

Epidemiology There is a scarcity of published data blanitis the incidence and prevalence of ZB.

Balanitis – Wikipedia

In contrast to this, the adjacent normal skin shows a typical honeycomb pattern and round papillary vessels. Possible contributory factors include an uncircumcised or late after puberty circumcised penis, hormonal factors and autoimmune problems. Progresses to narrowing of urethral meatus and urinary retention. Dermoscopy of Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis. Sites affected It is most commonly located on the glans penis, but inner surface of prepuce and coronal sulcus may be involved.

Please review balajitis privacy policy. It is a benign condition of unknown etiology that tends to be asymptomatic. First, CO 2 laser balanitsi used by Baldwin et al. Balanitis on boys still balaniis diapers must be distinguished from redness caused by ammoniacal dermatitis. Case report and literature review. In addition to this, it is rather very important to differentiate this lesion from its clinical equivocal lesions such as erythroplasia of Queyrat, infective and other inflammatory penile dermatoses, which has been discussed in this review.


Table 1 Clinical criteria for diagnosing Zoon balanitis[ 18 ].

Zoon’s plasma cell balanitis: Orange-red shiny plaque on the glans penis and undersurface of the prepuce. Balwnitis is an entity of utmost importance both for the patients due to their concern regarding its prognosis and for the demato-venereologists due to its management being really challenging. This is followed by epidermal atrophy, at times erosions and spongiosis. Recent reports indicate that tacrolimus ointment can be used with good response and in some cases remission.

There is only one case report of ZB treated with oral dapsone without any side effect although the mechanism of action was not clear. J Dermatol Surg Oncol.

Follow-up The exact follow-up regime for ZB after treatment is still unclear. As far as Indian literature is concerned, there are no published data regarding the incidence and prevalence of ZB in Indian patients.

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