Northside Health Library Erythroplasia of Queyrat
Erythroplasia of Queyrat is an early form of skin cancer found on the
penis. The cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma in situ.
The condition is most often seen in men who have not been
circumcised. It is linked to the human papilloma virus (HPV).
The main symptoms are a red rash and irritation on the tip of the penis.
Your doctor or nurse will examine the penis. Treatment may include:
Skin creams such as imiquimod or 5-fluorouracil, which are used for several weeks to months
Anti-inflammatory (steroid) creams, if other medicines do not work
If skin creams do not work, your doctor may recommend mohs micrographic surgery or laser surgery.
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Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 31.
Premalignant and malignant nonmelanoma skin tumors. In: Habif TP, ed.
Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 21.
Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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