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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

A study of etiological profile of balanoposthitis in patients attending RIMS hospital

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Author Details : Bijayanti Devi, Keni Lego, Anup Goswami

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 146-150

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Balanoposthitis is one of the commonly encountered sexually transmitted diseases where balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis and posthitis refers to an inflammation of the mucosal surface of the prepuce. A total of 100 cases of balanoposthitis attending STD clinic were selected randomly regardless of age and duration of clinical signs and symptoms for the study. A complete history and evaluation of patients were done by following characteristics: 1. Demographic information: name, age, sex, address, religion, educational status, occupation; 2. Sexual orientation: marital status, sexual exposure, contact tracing; 3. Clinical information: onset of lesions, site of onset, duration, distribution and number, aggravating and relieving factors, morphology of the lesions etc. The present study is based on 100 patients of balanoposthitis and the data has been collected during the period from September 2007 to August 2009. The results and observations of the study are as follows: Mean age of study population was 36.76+10.37. Religion wise Hindu population had highest percentage (84%). Occurrence of balanoposthitis was mostly seen in uncircumscribed patients (99%), diabetes was the most common systemic disorder associated (15%). Candida spp. was the most common organism (29%) isolated. The present study highlighted that majority of the subjects having balanoposthitis were in sexually active age group, 99% were uncircumscribed and 15% had diabetes mellitus which may be considered as important risk factors and Candida spp. was most common causative organism associated.

Keyword: Balanitis, Balanoposthitis, Candidiasis, Diabetes mellitus, Sexually transmitted disorders.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-4729.2018.0033

How to cite : Devi B, Lego K, Goswami A, A study of etiological profile of balanoposthitis in patients attending RIMS hospital. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2018;4(2):146-150

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