Pearly Penile Papules Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 23, 2018
  • Author: Clarence William Brown, Jr, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What are the risk factors for development of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What causes pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What is the prevalence of pearly penile papules (PPP) in the US?

How does the prevalence of pearly penile papules (PPP) vary geographically?

How does the prevalence of pearly penile papules (PPP) vary by race?

How does the prevalence of pearly penile papules (PPP) vary by age?

What is the prognosis of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What education about pearly penile papules (PPP) should patients receive?

Presentation

Which history findings suggest pearly penile papules (PPP)?

Which physical findings suggest pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What are possible complications of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pearly Penile Papules?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What is the role of dermoscopy in the diagnosis of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

Which histologic findings suggest pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What staging system exists for pearly penile papules (PPP)?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for pearly penile papules (PPP)?

When is surgical intervention indicated for pearly penile papules (PPP)?

Which specialist consultations may be useful in the diagnosis of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

How may diet affect the development or course of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

What is the role of hygiene and sexual activity in the etiology of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

How can pearly penile papules (PPP) be prevented?

What monitoring is needed following diagnosis of pearly penile papules (PPP)?

Medications

What medical therapies are used for the treatment of pearly penile papules (PPP)?