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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 283-286

Bowenoid papulosis of the genitalia successfully treated with topical tazarotene : Areport of two cases


Department of Skin and STD, J.S.S Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Veeranna Shastry
Department of Skin and STD, J.S.S Hospital, Ramanuja Road, Mysore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.55643

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Bowenoid papulosis is a rare condition of the genital area caused by human papilloma virus. Clinically, it resembles viral wart and histopathologically Bowen's disease. We herein report two male patients presenting with multiple flat papules on the penis and scrotum. The second patient was HIV-positive. Histopathology showed features of bowenoid papulosis. Both the patients were treated with topical tazarotene gel 0.05%. Lesions cleared within 2 weeks in both the patients.Second patient had recurrences that cleared after retreatment with tazarotene.


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