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Dermatologic Proctology

  • Otto Braun-Falco
  • Gerd Plewig
  • Helmut H. Wolff
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf


In many countries the diagnosis and therapy of anal diseases falls into the realm of dermatology. Problems in the perianal area and anus are common; in Germany it is estimated that 70% of adults have complaints that refer to this region. Most common are hemorrhoids, but several other diseases are also seen. Many dermatologic diseases are either common in the perianal region or appear differently there. The diagnosis can usually be made with an exact history and relatively simply diagnostic procedures.


Cocoa Butter Anal Fissure Anal Fistula Perianal Region Chronic Anal Fissure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Braun-Falco
    • 1
  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Helmut H. Wolff
    • 2
  • Walter H. C. Burgdorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyLudwig Maximilians UniversityMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology and VenerologyUniversity of LübeckLübeckGermany

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