An Analytical Study to Assess the Burden and Patient Characteristics of Balanoposthitis at a Tertiary Level Hospital in Rajasthan.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 6, Pages 1643-1648
AbstractIntroduction: Balanoposthitis is a common condition affecting approximately 3-12% of male genitourinary clinic attendees.1-4 It is inflammation of the non-keratinized epithelium of the glans penis (i.e. Balanitis) and that of prepuce (i.e. posthitis) together.5 Aim: to find out the burden of balanoposthitis amongst patients attending the Dermatology OPD. Method: An observational cross-sectional study conducted over a period of eight months, and all males presenting to out-patient-department of Dermatology and STD clinic with complaints of prepuce and/or glans were included in the study. Results: In our study, 1.8% (129) had balanoposthitis. Mean age was 39.35±15.15 years (range 2-72 years). Conclusion: Balanoposthitis, despite its frequency, has received scant attention. It is predominantly a disease of uncircumcised man.
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