- Hypomagnesemia11:23ED Referrals - Can’t We All Just Get Along?13:56Paper Chase #1 | Improving Facial Laceration Repair4:40What Would I Do Next? | The Painful Pediatric Elbow18:14Deep Throat Badness - Part One21:16Paper Chase #2 | Educate Parents To Try Pain Meds At Home First5:02Beyond Pixar: Perfectionism, EQ, and the Middle WayFree Chapter23:43Medication Adherence15:34Paper Chase #3 | Concussion Increases The Risk Of Suicide4:12Beyond Pixar: Self-Care and the System15:55Balanoposthitis19:04Excellence in the Physical Exam Series | The Scaphoid Bone7:15Paper Chase #4 | Dr. Google Helps Doctor-Patient Interactions5:26Perianal Strep11:03Deep Throat Badness - Part Two9:52Paper Chase #5 | Discouraging Improper Antibiotic Use Takes Time3:57The Summary14:30
Balanitis describes inflammation of the glans penis and posthitis means inflammation of the prepuce. In practice, both areas are often affected together, and the term balanoposthitis then used. While the most common cause of balanoposthitis is non-specific or irritant use, there are several potential infectious causes of balanitis including candidal, bacterial, and viral pathogens. Candidal causes are most common and may often be secondary to underlying diabetes or immunosuppression. Bacterial causes include group A strep, staph, and anaerobes. Consider STDs and sexual abuse in your differential diagnosis as well as immunocompromised states such as diabetes mellitus. The majority of cases will resolve with improved local hygiene, topical antifungals, and/or topical antibacterials. Cases that are not responding to first line treatments should be referred to dermatology or urology for further diagnostic workup.