A clinico-epidemiological study of non venereal dermatoses involving male and female genitalia

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Author Details : Sharanbasava V, P S Suman Babu, Sridevi Patil C*

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 237-242


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Background: Non venereal genital lesions may be confused with venereal diseases. This may be responsible for considerable concern to patients and may cause diagnostic dilemma to the physicians. 
Aim: This study was conducted to find out the hospital based prevalence and clinical profile of Non venereal dermatoses involving male and female Genitalia with or without associated lesions elsewhere.
Materials and Methods: It was a descriptive study which included a series of 120 patients presenting to Dermatology department from Jan 2015 to July 2016 with non-venereal genital lesions.
Results: Among 120 patients, there were 109 males and 11 females (M:F 9.9:1). The prevalence of nonvenereal genital lesion was 21.76 per 10,000 patients. The age ranged from 2 months to 65 years with the mean age of 32.94 years and majority in the age group of 21-30 years(25%). The most common disorder was fixed drug eruptions ,37 (30.83%) followed by vitiligo, 29 (24.16%) and psoriasis, 13 (10.83%). 
Conclusion: This study highlights the importance of diagnosing common non venereal genital dermatoses. It also helps in avoiding the general misconception that all genital lesions are sexually transmitted.

Keywords: Genital, Non venereal, Female, Male, Dermatoses

How to cite : Sharanbasava V, Babu P S S, Sridevi Patil C, A clinico-epidemiological study of non venereal dermatoses involving male and female genitalia. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(3):237-242

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 14-06-2021

Accepted : 06-08-2021

Available online : 04-09-2021

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