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Description:This image depicts the penis of a male patient, noting that the glans penis and prepuce display lesions diagnosed as balanoposthitis, which was determined to be due to an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, tetracycline. Balanitis involves the inflammation of the glans penis, but when it involves the cutaneous tissues of the foreskin, or prepuce, as was the case here, it is more precisely known as balanoposthitis.
Though in this case the cause of balanitis was an adverse drug reaction, this ailment 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/ Stuart Brown
Creation Date:1976
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CDC Organization
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