Thursday, September 25, 2008

Penis: Balanoprosthitis

Balanoprosthitis is the nonspecific infection of the glans penis and prepuce, generally associated with phimosis or a redundant prepuce, and resultant chronic accumulation of smegma.
It may be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, fungi, mycoplasmas and chlamydiae (Chlamydial Infection ; Chlamydial Infection of the Genital Tract) .
Such inflammation, if neglected may lead to ulceration of the mucosal surface of the glans.