Perianal Dermatology


Knowledge about the dermatoses in the perianal region is of paramount importance, as it is a vital area for dermatologists, surgeons, and internists, especially specialists in gastrointestinal diseases, because of its specialized anatomy and physiology. Perianal dermatoses may occur as a primary disease or secondary to systemic disorders. They may comprise dermatoses ranging from benign eczematous processes to advanced malignancies, and it is important to distinguish common problems from those with more serious pathology. This chapter gives a brief overview of the dermatoses in the perianal region laying emphasis on important clinical aspects of use to the clinician. The perianal dermatoses have been described under the major headings of inflammatory dermatoses, infections, and benign, premalignant, and malignant conditions. Besides these, an attempt has also been made to dwell on some other relevant aspects of perianal dermatoses.


Atopic Dermatitis Human Papilloma Virus Anal Fissure Merkel Cell Carcinoma Perianal Region 


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  1. 1.Head Department of DermatologySTD & Leprosy, Government Medical CollegeSrinagarIndia

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