balanitis

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Related to Balanitis xerotica obliterans: paraphimosis, phimosis, balanoposthitis, Peyronie's disease

balanitis

(ˌbæləˈnaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) med inflammation of the glans penis, usually due to infection
[from New Latin balanus, from Greek balanos acorn + -itis]
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Noun1.balanitis - inflammation of the head of the penis
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

bal·a·ni·tis

n. balanitis, infl. del glande gen. acompañada de infl. del prepucio.

balanitis

n balanitis f
References in periodicals archive ?
DIAGNOSIS: Lichen sclerosus, also known as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, balanitis xerotica obliterans (in men), and kraurosis vulvae (in women).
Balanitis xerotica obliterans is the penile counterpart of lichen sclerosus (lichen sclerosus et atrophia).
Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) was first described in the urologic literature in 1928 by Stuhmer, (1) who reported it as a postcircumcision phenomenon.