Red scrotum syndrome - Anogenital in
White men aged 60 and over have the highest incidence of this condition, which is resistant to treatment. A common complaint is that the patients cannot sit normally because the pressure from the chair is painful. The patients have to sit forward, allowing the scrotum to hang down past the seat edge.
The syndrome has been noticed in some men treated with long-term corticosteroids. The patients not only used corticosteroids for long periods of time but also had an increase in dosage and frequency of application over that time. In these cases, the red scrotum is said to be caused by a steroid addiction from the chronic corticosteroid use. In the majority of cases, however, there is no history of previous use of steroid preparations.
L53.9 – Erythematous condition, unspecified
65645005 – Scrotal pruritus
- Cellulitis or erysipelas
- Acute cellulitis – Swelling of the penis or scrotum will be present and may be associated with fever and malaise.
- Contact urticaria – Redness and swelling that last for only a short period of time and is not limited to the anterior scrotum.
- Fixed drug eruption – Will have red patches or plaques that may be vesicular or erosive.
- Balanitis – The erythema by definition is limited to the glans penis, and does not involve the scrotum.
- Angiokeratoma of the scrotum – Burning and itching are absent and red-purple papules are present.
- Scrotal abscess
- Fournier or gas gangrene
- Contact dermatitis
- Herpes simplex virus or zoster