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Our contemporary epidemiologic assessment of balanitis xerotica obliterans suggests that black and Hispanic patients have twice the risk of white patients of acquiring the disease.
Balanitis xcrotica obliterans (post-operationeur) und ihre bezichungen zur krauvosis glandis et preaputii penis.
Staff WG: Urethral involvement in balanitis xerotica obliterans.
Relationship of balanitis xerotica obliterans to lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.
Balanitis xerotica obliterans with urethral stricture after hypospadias repair.
Histopathological and immunological studies in a cohort of balanitis xerotica obliterans.
Black and Hispanic patients have twice the risk of white patients for acquiring balanitis xerotica obliterans.
All age groups were susceptible to developing balanitis xerotica obliterans, with the diagnosis at approximately 2 years and continuing well into the 90s.
Our case suggests that the development of a buried penis later in life, despite the neonatal circumcision, may pose a risk factor for the development of penile cancer through such mechanisms as balanitis and poor penile hygiene, both of which are thought to be a sequelae of buried penis and are risk factors for squamous cell cancer of the penis.
You should have your urine tested because it's important to exclude diabetes, in which balanitis if often the first sign.
Other causes of balanitis include infection with skin bacteria, STDs and chemical irritation from detergents.
Balanitis can be prevented with daily washing under the foreskin.