Erosive balanitis - Anogenital in
Uncontrolled diabetes, as well as inflammatory diseases such as lichen planus, psoriasis, contact dermatitis or a fixed drug eruption, frequently precipitates a secondary candidal infection.
The condition may be seen at any age. It seems more frequent in low socioeconomic patients.
The patient presents with a red, irritated glans penis, usually with red erosions of various sizes and number, which are moist and tender. Before the erosions appear, there usually is redness and irritation of the glans. Generally, systemic symptoms are absent unless the condition is caused by an infection such as syphilis.
N48.1 – Balanitis
255483000 – Erosive balanitis
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Lesions caused by trauma may have geometrical or jagged borders.
- Contact dermatitis
- Chronic urinary incontinence with catheter trauma
- Lichen planus
- Destructive pyoderma gangrenosum
- Behçet's disease
- Reactive arthritis (Reiter syndrome)
- Zoon's plasma cell balanitis
- Overuse of local steroids
- Fixed drug eruption
- Foscarnet reaction
Drug Reaction Data