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Description:This image depicts the penis of male patient, which had become swollen and erythematous due to what was determined to be a fusospirochetal balanitis, or more precisely, a balanoposthitis, due to the fact that the penile prepuce is also involved. Note the crusty exudate emerging circumferentially from beneath the foreskin.
Balanitis, which involves the inflammation of the glans penis, and can involve the cutaneous tissues of the foreskin, or prepuce, i.e., balanoposthitis, can be caused by a fungal agent such as Candida spp., a bacteria, most commonly Streptococcus sp., or a viral pathogen such as herpes genitalis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Donated by Brian Hill of New Zealand
Creation Date:1976
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