Superficial fungal infections of the male genitalia: A review.
Summary of "Superficial fungal infections of the male genitalia: A review."
Fungal infections of the genitals are probably more common than realized; however, relatively few reports concerning fungal genital infections exist in the literature. In this review, the fungal microbiota of the penis are highlighted, and the epidemiological characteristics of Candida balanitis, penile pityriasis versicolor, and tinea genitalis are addressed. In addition, the benefits of circumcision on male genital infections are included. However, systemic mycoses affecting the penis and/or scrotum will not be addressed in this review. To obtain a reliable diagnosis of genital fungal infections, medical history, clinical examination, and mycological and histological investigations of the lesions are critical.
Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Çukurova, Adana, Turkey.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Critical reviews in microbiology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21668404
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/1040841X.2011.572862
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Tuberculosis, Male Genital
MYCOBACTERIUM infections of the male reproductive tract (GENITALIA, MALE).
Genital Diseases, Male
Pathological processes involving the male reproductive tract (GENITALIA, MALE).
Male Urogenital Diseases
Pathological processes of the male URINARY TRACT and the reproductive system (GENITALIA, MALE).
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Tumor or cancer of the MALE GENITALIA.
Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male
Surgery performed on the male genitalia.
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