Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2023 Nov 6;143(16). doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.23.0256. Print 2023 Nov 7.
[Article in English, Norwegian]


Balanoposthitis is an inflammation of the glans penis and/or prepuce. It is a common condition with diverse aetiology. A targeted medical history and clinical examination are needed for correct diagnosis and treatment. This clinical review is a summary of the diagnostic process and treatment of balanoposthitis. The work is based on a selection of clinical guidelines and literature, as well as clinical experience from a dermatovenereology outpatient clinic.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Balanitis* / diagnosis
  • Balanitis* / etiology
  • Balanitis* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Male
  • Penis
  • Physical Examination