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Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Balanitis on boys still in diapers must be distinguished from redness caused by ammoniacal dermatitis. Recurrent bouts of balanitis may cause scarring of the preputial orifice ; the reduced elasticity may lead to pathologic phimosis.
Inflammation has many possible causes, including irritation by environmental substances, physical trauma, and infection such as bacterial, viral, or fungal.
It is less common among people who are circumcised as in many cases the foreskin contributes to the disease. It is important to exclude other causes of similar symptoms such as penile cancer. Diagnosis may include careful identification of the cause with the aid of a good patient history, swabs and cultures, and pathological examination of a biopsy.
Initial treatment in adults often involves simply pulling back the foreskin and cleaning the penis. In dogs , balanoposthitis is caused by a disruption in the integumentary system , such as a wound or intrusion of a foreign body.
A dog with this condition behaves normally, with the exception of excessive licking at the prepuce, and a yellow green, pus -like discharge is usually present. For the condition in bulls , caused by a virus see Bovine herpesvirus 1. Balanoposthitis is believed to have contributed to the decline to near-extinction of Gilbert's potoroo.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Balanitis Inflammation of the glans penis and the preputial mucosa of a circumcised penis Specialty Urology Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. Balanitis is uncommon in circumcised men and in many cases preputial dysfunction is a causal or contributing factor.
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