None, Conflict of Interest: How to cite this article: Indian J Sex Transm Dis ; In practice, both areas are often affected together, and the term balanoposthitis then used. It is a collection of disparate conditions similar clinical presentation and varying etiologies affecting a particular anatomical site [Table 1].
Balanitis is common in uncircumcised men as a result of poorer hygiene and aeration or because of irritation by smegma and in many cases preputial dysfunction is a causal or contributing factor. Balanitis may be more severe in the presence of some underlying medical conditions.
It has been reported as a source of fever and bacteremia in neutropenic men and candidal balanitis may be especially severe in patients with diabetes mellitus. Descriptions of the typical appearances of infective balanitides are discussed in detail [Table 2]. Management [Table 2] The objectives of management are: To minimize sexual dysfunction To minimize urinary dysfunction To exclude penile cancer To treat premalignant disease To diagnose and treat sexually transmitted disease.
Herpetic balanitis Click here to view Take home message: Predisposing factors include poor hygiene and over washing, over-the-counter OTC medications, as well as nonretraction of the foreskin Many cases of balanitis seen in practice are a simple intertrigo; that is, inflammation between two layers of skin with bacterial or fungal overgrowth Rapid resolution can be achieved most frequently in practice by advising the patient to keep his foreskin retracted if possible, having advised him of the risk of paraphimosis Saline baths are also useful and medicated OTC talcum powders are helpful in drying the area.
This advice is simple, but compliance may be challenging Many patients will present having tried antifungal creams, often obtained OTC. Such cases usually come with relapse. Current update on the treatment of genital warts. Expert Rev Dermatol ;8: How to cite this URL: Conditions Balanitis sexually transmitted infections journal the glans and prepuce 2 Click here to view.
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