International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dermatology | India | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022


Non - Venereal Genital Dermatoses and Their Impact on Quality of Life

Shivanu Mathon | Simran Mathon


Abstract: Background: Genital dermatosis could be either venereal or non-venereal. Patients are unaware about non-venereal diseases and often associate it with STI which creates a lot of anxiety in them. Objectives: Purpose of our study is to enumerate the non-venereal dermatosis and to find the impact it has on quality of life using DLQI index. Methods: Our study included patients aged 18 years and above who were diagnosed with non-venereal dermatosis. A detailed history, examination and related investigations were done to rule out STI. Quality of life was assessed in these patients using the Finlay’s dermatological life quality index questionnaire. Result: A total of 120 patients (86 males and 34 females) aged 18 years and above attending our outpatient department of dermatology with genital complaints and dermatosis involving genitalia were included. Most of the patients belonged to age group of 25-45 (33.3%). In male’s scrotum (56%) was most commonly involved followed by penis (44%) and both in 20%. Labia majora was commonly involved in females. In our study the mean DLQI was 10, seen mostly in patients of scrotal dermatitis 14.9, scabies 10.8, genital pruritus 9.8 and Lichen simplex of scrotum 7.8. Patients with multiple sexual partners and history with CSW had higher mean DLQI though it was not clinically significant. Conclusion: Non venereal genital dermatosis is common especially among men. They are often mistaken to be associated with sexually transmitted infections. Recognizing and addressing this will help managing these patients effectively.


Keywords: Non venereal dermatosis, Dermatology Life Quality Index, Scrotal Dermatitis, Genital Pruritus, Genital Psoriasis


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,


Pages: 820 - 825


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Shivanu Mathon, Simran Mathon, "Non - Venereal Genital Dermatoses and Their Impact on Quality of Life", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022, pp. 820-825, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR22711204803

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