Balanitis, Posthitis And Balanoposthitis

Balanitis is the inflammation of the glans penis; Posthitis is the inflammation of the foreskin and balanoposthitis inflammation of both.

An inflammation of the glans has both infectious and non-infectious causes (see Table: Causes of penile inflammation). Often no cause can be discerned.

Balanitis is the inflammation of the glans penis; Posthitis is the inflammation of the foreskin and balanoposthitis inflammation of both. An inflammation of the glans has both infectious and non-infectious causes (see Table: Causes of penile inflammation). Often no cause can be discerned. Balanitis usually leads to Posthitis except in circumcised patients. Balanoposthitis is predisposed by diabetes mellitus phimosis (narrow, unmovable foreskin) phimosis disturbs sufficient hygiene. Subpräputialen secretions can be infected with anaerobic bacteria, resulting in inflammation results. Chronic Balanoposthitis the risk balanitis xerotica obliterans phimosis paraphimosis cancer increases causes the penis inflammation category Examples Infectious candidiasis ulcer Molle (soft chancre) chlamydial urethritis Gonokokkenbedingte urethritis Herpes simplex virus infections Molluscum Contagiosum Scabies Syphilis, primary or secondary trichomoniasis Non Infectious balanitis xerotica obliterans contact dermatitis Fixed Drug eruptions Lichen Planus Lichen simplex chronicus Psoriasis Reactive arthritis * seborrheic dermatitis * A reactive arthritis can cause on the glans (balanitis circinata) flat, painless ulcers. Symptoms and complaints pain, itching and a vaginal discharge subpräputialer often occur 2-3 days after intercourse. Phimosis, superficial ulceration and swollen lymph nodes inguinal may follow. Diagnosis Clinical evaluation and selective tests The history should also be on the use of latex condoms levied. The skin should be on lesions suggestive of dermatosis with genital involvement was investigated. Patients should be tested for both infectious and non-infectious causes, particularly Candida. Blood should be tested for glucose. Therapy hygiene and treatment of specific causes sometimes subpreputiale flushing Sometimes circumcision hygiene measures should recommend and specific causes are treated. A subpräputiale purge to remove secretions and detritus may be necessary. If the phimosis persists after resolution of inflammation, circumcision should be considered.

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