I've had a number of cases of Prostatitis. I never associated it with Sjogrens.
Steve - Thanks for your comment. Yes recurrent Prostatitis can be a part of male Sjs. The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation has started a national teleconference support group for males with Sjs. At their first call there were about 20 people with a contact list of 40. The next meeting is in June. You can participate in the group call WITHOUT being a paying member of the SSF. Troy Daniels, DDS, MS (UCSF SICCA Registry) conveyed that about 8% of their cohort are male and they are planning on publishing the data on this group in the future. dr c
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I have Sjogrens Syndrome and bxo. Is there a link?
Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) is a dermatological (skin) condition affecting the male genitalia. It was first described by Stuhmer in 1928, though earlier reports describe what may have been the same condition. BXO commonly occurs on the foreskin and glans penis. Atrophic white patches appear on the affected area, and commonly, a whitish ring of indurated (hardened) tissue usually forms near the tip that may prevent retraction. (Wikipedia). A Pub Med and Google Advanced Scholar search did not reveal any references documenting BXO in Sjs.
However, BXO and lichen planus/lichen sclerosis (in women) are felt to be similar, and lichen planus/sclerosis has been felt to be associated with Sjs. Therefore, it is plausable that BXO might be more likely to occur in males with Sjs or that a male with BXO might later develop symptoms of Sjs and ultimately be diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome.
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