Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
: 2019  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97--104

Premalignant male genital dermatoses

Rochit Rajesh Singhal, Trusha Manoj Patel, Kira Antony Pariath, Rita Vipul Vora 
 Department of Skin and VD, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rita Vipul Vora
Opd 111, Shree Krishna Hospital, Anand, Karamsad - 388 325, Gujarat

The spectrum of conditions affecting the penile skin is varied and ranges from simple, benign dermatoses to premalignant and malignant conditions. Anogenital malignancies and premalignancies are an important personal/public health problem due to their effects on individuals' physical, mental, and sexual health. Furthermore, due to their etiological association with human papillomavirus infection, anogenital malignancies, and premalignancies constitute an immense public health burden. Bowen's disease, Bowenoid papulosis, and erythroplasia of Queyrat are the most widely seen premalignancies of anogenital region and are all forms of squamous intraepithelial neoplasia. Histopathologically, these conditions share identical histologic features of squamous cell carcinoma in situ, but their clinical features differ. In this article, we explore the common precancerous states that can lead to penile carcinoma.

How to cite this article:
Singhal RR, Patel TM, Pariath KA, Vora RV. Premalignant male genital dermatoses.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2019;40:97-104

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Singhal RR, Patel TM, Pariath KA, Vora RV. Premalignant male genital dermatoses. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 4 ];40:97-104
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