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July 1979

Chronic Papular Dermatitis of the Scrotum due to Schistosoma mansoni

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Columnbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(7):869-870. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010070045022

A 17-year-old boy with chronic papules of the scrotum showed no improvement after topical therapy. A skin biopsy specimen showed Schistosoma mansoni eggs. No evidence of bladder or bowel involvement was found. No treatment is necessary for schistosomal infections without severe symptoms or excessive egg production.

(Arch Dermatol 115:869-870, 1979)