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Pseudo circinate balanitis: great masquerader lives
  1. Manju Daroach,
  2. Keshavamurthy Vinay,
  3. Muthu Sendhil Kumaran
  1. Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Muthu Sendhil Kumaran, Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India; drsen_2000{at}yahoo.com

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A 20-year-old homosexual male presented with a 15-day history of erythematous plaques over genitalia and pigmented lesions on the palms and soles. There was no history of penile lesions or systemic complaints. He had a history of homosexual contact 1 month ago. Clinical examination revealed erythematous plaques in a circinate pattern on the glans penis and psoriasiform plaques on penile shaft (figure 1A,B), in addition to multiple, discrete, well-defined erythematous to hyperpigmented maculopapular lesions on both palms, soles and forearms (figure 2A,B). Dermoscopy showed papules with …

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  • Contributors MD and KV had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: MD and KV. Drafting of the manuscript: MD and KV. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: MSK. Study supervision: MSK.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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