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Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann.
Int J Dermatol. 2014 Jul; 53(7):830-1.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann (SBF) is a rare condition that is considered as manifestation of primary syphilis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A 28-year-old heterosexual male patient was consulted for a diffuse indurated dark red erythema of the glans penis accompanied by bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy. Serological tests for syphilis were found positive. Treatment consisting of a single intramuscular administration of 2.4 million units of benzathine-penicillin was followed by complete disappearance of erythema and induration of the glans within two weeks.

RESULTS

Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann presents with variable clinical appearances, and primary chancre may be absent, associated with, or occur after the balanitis. Usually the inguinal lymphadenopathy is present, and syphilitic serology is positive or is going to become positive. Treatment is identical to that of primary syphilis.

CONCLUSION

The recrudescence of syphilitic infection requires exclusion of SBF from the diagnosis of balanitis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Transilvania University, Braşov, Romania.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24134463

Citation

Oanţă, Alexandru, and Marius Irimie. "Syphilitic Balanitis of Follmann." International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 53, no. 7, 2014, pp. 830-1.
Oanţă A, Irimie M. Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann. Int J Dermatol. 2014;53(7):830-1.
Oanţă, A., & Irimie, M. (2014). Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann. International Journal of Dermatology, 53(7), 830-1. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijd.12068
Oanţă A, Irimie M. Syphilitic Balanitis of Follmann. Int J Dermatol. 2014;53(7):830-1. PubMed PMID: 24134463.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann. AU - Oanţă,Alexandru, AU - Irimie,Marius, Y1 - 2013/10/18/ PY - 2013/10/19/entrez PY - 2013/10/19/pubmed PY - 2015/2/7/medline SP - 830 EP - 1 JF - International journal of dermatology JO - Int. J. Dermatol. VL - 53 IS - 7 N2 - BACKGROUND: Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann (SBF) is a rare condition that is considered as manifestation of primary syphilis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 28-year-old heterosexual male patient was consulted for a diffuse indurated dark red erythema of the glans penis accompanied by bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy. Serological tests for syphilis were found positive. Treatment consisting of a single intramuscular administration of 2.4 million units of benzathine-penicillin was followed by complete disappearance of erythema and induration of the glans within two weeks. RESULTS: Syphilitic balanitis of Follmann presents with variable clinical appearances, and primary chancre may be absent, associated with, or occur after the balanitis. Usually the inguinal lymphadenopathy is present, and syphilitic serology is positive or is going to become positive. Treatment is identical to that of primary syphilis. CONCLUSION: The recrudescence of syphilitic infection requires exclusion of SBF from the diagnosis of balanitis. SN - 1365-4632 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24134463/Syphilitic_balanitis_of_Follmann_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -