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Male genital candidiasis - Anogenital in
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Male genital candidiasis - Anogenital in

Contributors: Rajini Murthy MD, Susan Burgin MD, Mary Spencer MD, Ann Lenane MD, Sireesha Reddy MD, Amy Swerdlin MD, Manasi Kadam Ladrigan MD, Carol Berkowitz MD
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Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by the yeast Candida albicans. It can be acquired perinatally, in adolescence through intercourse with an infected individual, or occur idiopathically in children of all ages. It frequently occurs in diabetic individuals and immunosuppressed individuals, and after treatment with oral antibiotics.

can infect the proximal shaft, scrotum, and crural folds. Candidal balanitis is an infection of the glans penis. It occurs more frequently in uncircumcised males.

In its mildest form, the condition may be intermittent and transient.

Genital or crural candidiasis that is recurrent or persistent and that occurs in concert with more widespread candidal infections of the mucous membranes, skin, and nails may be seen in chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMCC). CMCC may present with candidal diaper dermatitis in infancy.

Related topics: neonatal candidiasis, oral candidiasis


B37.42 – Candidal balanitis

240708000 – Penile candidiasis

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A medical illustration showing key findings of Male genital candidiasis : Burning skin sensation, Erythema, Penis, Scrotum, Skin erosion, Pruritus
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Tiny erythematous papules, with background erythema and scant scale on the distal penis.
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