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This image depicts a close anterior view of a male patient’s genitalia, highlighting a condition termed paraphimosis, which is a retraction of the foreskin proximal to the glans penis, where it becomes immobilized due to its contraction. In this case, the paraphimosis was brought on by a syphilitic chancre located on the prepuce during a case of primary syphilis, caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum. This patient’s prolonged paraphimosis displayed signs of swelling of the prepuce, which causes pain, and impaired blood flow due to strangulation of the distal penis.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1977
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CDC Organization
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