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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 325
Multiple shiny papules on the shaft of the penis


1 Department of Dermatology, Katihar Medical College, Bihar, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India

Date of Web Publication6-May-2015

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Department of Dermatology, Katihar Medical College, Bihar
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.156491

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Kumar P, Das A, Savant SS. Multiple shiny papules on the shaft of the penis. Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:325

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Kumar P, Das A, Savant SS. Multiple shiny papules on the shaft of the penis. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2018 Sep 18];60:325. Available from: http://www.e-ijd.org/text.asp?2015/60/3/325/156491


A 26-year-old sexually active male presented to us with multiple, grouped, mildly itchy, tiny elevated lesions on the penis for 6 months. The lesions were static since their onset, without any increase in size and number. The patient has been married for last 2 years and has been in a monogamous relationship since then. Before presenting to us, the patient was treated for viral warts with topical podophyllin, but the lesions did not resolve. Cutaneous examination revealed small, flesh-colored, shiny, papules of around 2-3 mm in diameter on the shaft of the penis [Figure 1]. Inguinal lymph nodes and rest of the muco-cutaneous and systemic examinations were unremarkable. Complete hemogram and serum biochemistry panel did not reveal any abnormality. Besides, serology for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) were non-reactive. The findings of histological examination of a papule are shown in [Figure 2]a-b.
Figure 1: Three shiny papules on the shaft of the penis

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Figure 2: (a) Atrophic epidermis and proliferation of plump fibroblasts around the blood vessels in upper dermis. (H and E ×100). (b) Higher magnification (H and E ×400)

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