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balanitis xerotica obliterans

Friday 26 October 2007

Definition: Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) is a chronic dermatitis of unknown etiology most often involving the glans and prepuce but sometimes extending into the urethra.

References

- Gargollo PC, Kozakewich HP, Bauer SB, Borer JG, Peters CA, Retik AB, Diamond DA. Balanitis xerotica obliterans in boys. J Urol. 2005 Oct;174(4 Pt 1):1409-12. PMID: #16145451#