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Volume 6 (2006), Pages 2319-2322
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2006.361
Research Article

Fixed Drug Eruption of the Penis Secondary to Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim

University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery and Urology and Department of Medicine, Austin Hospital, Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084, Australia

Received 12 December 2005; Revised 31 December 2005; Accepted 9 January 2006

Academic Editor: Ziya Kirkali

Copyright © 2006 Nathan Lawrentschuk et al.

Abstract

Penile lesions are encountered in a variety of fields from family medicine practice through urology, to sexual health specialists. It is important that practitioners consider and recognize fixed drug eruptions of the penis while being able to initiate appropriate treatment in order to avoid misdiagnosis and avoidable stress. In summary, withdrawal of the offending medication and initiation of corticosteroid therapy remain the cornerstones of treatment of fixed drug eruptions of the penis.