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Balanitis

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Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

Balanitis is nomenclature for inflammation of the glans penis. Posthitis refers to inflammation of the foreskin alone. Balanoposthitis refers to inflammation of both the glans penis and foreskin.

Keywords

Balanoposthitis Penile dermatoses Malignant transformation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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