Balanoposthitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 05, 2020
  • Author: Vladimir O Osipov, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Candidal, viral, or fungal infections
  • Zoon balanitis (balanitis circumscripta plasma cellularis) [35]
  • Ulcerating lesions of the penis (may result from bites with subsequent infection by oral flora)
  • HPV infection, in particular flat condylomas [36]
  • Amebiasis (rare; usually in homosexual men; suspect in patients with poor response to antibiotics) [37]
  • Trophozoites (examination is confirmatory)
  • Pilonidal sinus of the penis (rare; presenting at the coronal sulcus) [38]

Differential Diagnoses