Amoebic ulcer of the male genitala: A rare case report

Indian J Sex Transm Dis AIDS. 2010 Jul;31(2):116-7. doi: 10.4103/0253-7184.75009.


Amoebic ulcer of the penis is a very rare clinical entity. We report a case of amoebic ulcer of the glans penis in a 47-year-old male homosexual, symptomatic with severe pain and foul-smelling hemopurulent discharge of acute onset. He had received systemic antibiotics like ciprofloxacin and azithromycin prior to presentation with no improvement. Diagnosis was confirmed by wet mount microscopic examination of the discharge. The patient responded well to a course of metronidazole.

Keywords: Amoebic ulcer; Entamoeba histolytica; glans penis; homosexual.

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