A 26-year-old Negro man with a penile ulcer is described. A history of prior heroin injection into the dorsal vein of the penis led easily to the diagnosis. With the recent epidemic of drug abuse, one must now consider this in the differential diagnosis of penile ulcers. A brief discussion of the etiologic possibilities of such ulcers is presented.
Bennett RG, Leyden JJ, Decher JW. The Heroin UlcerNew Addition to the Differential Diagnosis of Ulcers of the Penis. Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(1):121-122. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620160089029