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Balanoposthitis

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Introduction

  • Common disease in young intact males.
  • Present with copious purulent or less commonly sanguinous purulent preputial discharge.
  • Signs: discharge, excessive licking of preputial area.
  • Diagnosis: preputial discharge/irritation/inflammation/ulceration.
  • Treatment: effective, but problem often recurs.
  • Prognosis: good-guarded.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Specific

  • Mating with bitch with transmissible venereal tumor.

Pathophysiology

  • Primary (bacterial or viral) or secondary (foreign body, neoplasia) infection and inflammation → mucosal inflammation of penis and preputial sheath → discharge and irritation.

Timecourse

  • Weeks to months.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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