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February 1941

SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETIES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(2):397-413. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490200179025

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Abstract

Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans. Presented by Dr. F. G. Novy Jr., Oakland, Calif.  W. H. T., a white missionary aged 54, states that during his childhood he had a tight foreskin which nearly closed over the urethral meatus and could not be retracted. In 1916, at the age of 30, he was circumcised. The operation was difficult because of the firm adhesions. He had to wear a dressing for several months. The wound finally healed, and he had no further trouble until the fall of 1939, when on returning from China, he had difficulty in voiding. This condition lasted for two or three weeks and cleared without any medical care. He has never paid any particular attention to the usual appearance of the glans and does not know how long the changes have been present.About one month later he again had difficulty in voiding and consulted a urologist, Dr. Miles

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