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Description:This image depicts an anterior view of a male patient displaying the underside of his penis, thereby, exposing a lesion on the glans penis in the region of the penile frenulum and urinary meatus. It was determined that this lesion was balanitis plasmacellularis zoon, (also known as balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis or plasma cell balanitis (PCB)), an inflammatory condition, which when analyzed histologically, had revealed the presence of a plasma cell infiltrate.
Though in this case the cause for this condition was unknown, i.e., idiopathic, balanitis, which involves the inflammation of the glans penis, can involve the cutaneous tissues of the foreskin, or prepuce, i.e., and is then called balanoposthitis, and 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/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1977
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