|Description:||This patient presented to a clinical setting with an inflammatory condition involving the glans penis and prepuce, causing there to be the deposition of a visible purulent exudate. The causative agent, in this case, was determined to be mycotic in nature, and more specifically, a Candida sp. organism. Therefore, a diagnosis of Candida balanoposthitis was made.|
Balanitis is an inflammatory condition of the glans penis, and if the prepuce is involved, the condition is more precisely known as balanoposthitis. Balanitis 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.