Talk:Balanitis xerotica obliterans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Medicine (Rated B-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Medicine, which recommends that medicine-related articles follow the Manual of Style for medicine-related articles and that biomedical information in any article use high-quality medical sources. Please visit the project page for details or ask questions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.

Merger Proposal[edit]

This content should be merged with the lichen sclerosus page, since they are different words for the same skin condition and there is duplicate content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Smhanov (talkcontribs) 18:28, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Oppose - Balanitits xerotica obliterans is a subtype of Lichen sclerosus, not the other way around. Vulvar lichen sclerosus is also a subtype of lichen sclerosis. It's not just about the penis... - Barbara (WVS) (talk) 01:22, 24 July 2016 (UTC)


I propose that this article should be essentially rewritten. I have created a temporary page at Balanitis xerotica obliterans/temp for this purpose. I have begun by locating suitable references. So far, I have 30 of these. If anyone has any others, please add them. - Jakew 12:00, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Some advice:
  • Check WP:LAYOUT: I think it's best not to use references in the lead section.
  • Try to avoid medical terminology (for that mather, read WP:MEDMOS).
  • Needs more wikilinking in some paragraphs.
I don't think you can get it to featured in the short run, but certainly this looks like it's going to be a GA soon.
--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 02:33, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes, the lead section is a weak point of the article in general. Jakew 09:29, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
I've rejigged some of the section headers and gone through all the citations (these are listed in footnotes rather than as references to teh whole topic) converting into citation template for consistant markup style. Of particular note here is that the title of a paper is normally only linked if to a full on-line version, abtracts are normally linked separately. The PubMed links can be done simpler with PMID <abstract number>. David Ruben Talk 04:52, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
The article's looking better already. :) Jakew 09:29, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

Per Steven's suggestion above, I've added copious (possibly excessive) wikilinks to the article. Jakew 12:35, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

My suggestions:

  • Prognosis and Treatment sections have one sentence lines. They should be converted into better prose.
  • Images of BXO section should be among External links (there is no external link anyway...)

Anyway it's improving a lot. :) NCurse work 13:39, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 2 external links on Balanitis xerotica obliterans. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}).

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 13:27, 24 October 2016 (UTC)