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          VOLUME 40 / ISSUE 1


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4 - The incidence and the distribution of the dermatoses of male genitalia

Özgür Yürüker, Tuğba Rezan Ekmekçi, Adem Köşlü

Objective: To determine the incidence and the distribution of dermatoses of male genitalia in men above 18 years old. Study design: The genital regions of 514 men attending dermatology outpatient clinic were examined. The dermatoses were classified as primary and secondary.

Results: 180 dermatoses of the genitalia were found in 171 patients (33.26%). 72,77% of these was primary, 27,22 % was secondary. 93 of 171 patients presented because of the complaint of dermatoses of the genitalia, 78 of those presented because of the other dermatological complaint. 100 dermatoses of the genitalia were found in 93 patients. 57% of these was primary, 43% was secondary. While benign lesions, secondary dermatoses, infections were the most seen in patients with complaint of dermatoses of the genitalia, secondary dermatoses, infections and eczema were the most seen in patients with complaint ofthe other dermatological problems. 53,21% of the patients were involved the penis, 22,8% of them were involved the scrotum, 23,97% of them were involved both the penis and the scrotum.

Conclusions: The dermatoses of male genitalia are rather seen. Most of them constitues benign lesions.

Keywords: male, dermatoses of genitalia, penis, scrotum

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