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July 1977

Pseudomonal Balanitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(7):952-953. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640070086014

• Significant ecologic changes in the cutaneous flora during treatment may present a challenge both diagnostically and therapeutically. The development of an erosive balanitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa presented an example of such a microbiologic shift in the case reported. The eruption developed during treatment with topical antibacterial, antifungal, and corticosteroid agents. The sudden exacerbation of any balanitis while under treatment should alert the physician to the possibility of superinfection.

(Arch Dermatol 113:952-953, 1977)