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Balanitis.

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StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020-.
2020 Jan 21.

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Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

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Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis (head of the penis); it is fairly common and affects approximately 3-11% of males during their lifetime. Posthitis is an inflammation of the foreskin (prepuce). Balanoposthitis involves both the glans and the foreskin and occurs in approximately 6% of uncircumcised males. Balanoposthitis occurs only in uncircumcised males.[1][2]  However, balanitis and balanoposthitis often occur together, and the terms are commonly used interchangeably.  Infectious etiologies of balanitis include certain fungi like yeast and certain bacteria or viruses (including those that cause STDs such as gonorrhea). Balanitis is not a sexually transmitted infection. The actual disease is not transferable from one person to another; however, the transfer of organisms that cause balanitis is possible.  Recurrent episodes of balanoposthitis should raise the concern for occult diabetes.  Patients with recurrent episodes should undergo blood glucose screening for diabetes. 

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