Author's reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.692a (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:692
  1. Mark Davenport, Consultant paediatric surgeon
  1. King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RS

    EDITOR,—Esben Techau Jorgensen and Ake Svensson raise two unrelated points, concerning terminology and treatment. Balanitis xerotica obliterans is probably the male genital variant of lichen sclerosus, and the authors are right to relate the two conditions. Balanitis xerotica obliterans, however, is a descriptive term that virtually all paediatric …

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