A retrospective study on the incidence of non-venereal genital dermatoses in patients attending STI clinic at a tertiary care centre


  • Balakrishnan Thenmozhi Priya Department of Dermato-Venereo- Leprology, Kilpauk Medical College, Kilpauk, Chennai
  • Vijayaanand Muthupandian Department of Dermato-Venereo- Leprology, Kilpauk Medical College, Kilpauk, Chennai
  • Krishnaveni Alagar Department of Dermato-Venereo- Leprology, Kilpauk Medical College, Kilpauk, Chennai
  • Rajkumar Kannan Department of Dermato-Venereo- Leprology, Kilpauk Medical College, Kilpauk, Chennai




Non venereal, Genital dermatoses, Venerophobia, Sexual counselling


Background: To study the clinical and epidemiological pattern of occurrence of non-venereal genital dermatoses among the patients attending STI clinic. Also an attempt was made to know the level of awareness among the patients studied and the level of psychological impact on the affected persons before they were diagnosed as anon venerealdermatoses.

Methods: A study was conducted among 125 patients who attended the STI Clinic in a tertiary care center in a period of 6 months. Detailed history was taken along with complete physical examination and local examination.

Results: 125 patients attended the STI Clinic. Among them 75 patients [40 males and 35 females] were diagnosed to have Non venereal genital dermatoses. A total of 14 different non venereal dermatoses were observed in our study The commonest age group affected were in the age group of 30-40 year. The most common non-venereal dermatoses in females in our study were Lichen sclerosuset atrophicus and in males were fixed drug eruptions Pearly penile papules. Mild anxiety and concern about the genital lesions were found in almost all the males and females.

Conclusions: A prompt and correct diagnosis of non-venereal genital dermatoses needs a greater clinical acumen along with various investigative methods Patient must be treated as a whole rather than treating the disease alone. The complete successful outcome lies not only in treating the disease but also treating the patient as a whole allying his undue fears, stress and misconceptions. 

Author Biography

Balakrishnan Thenmozhi Priya, Department of Dermato-Venereo- Leprology, Kilpauk Medical College, Kilpauk, Chennai





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