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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) balanoposthitis in an insulin dependent diabetic male
  1. E Herieka,
  2. P Fisk
  1. Department of GUM, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK
  1. Dr E Herieka Bherieka{at}

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Editor,—Balanoposthitis is a common condition affecting 11% of the male attendees at GUM clinics.1 It is an inflammation of the glans penis and the prepuce, and its causes include bacterial and yeast infections, parasitic infestations, trauma, and irritants.2 However, to our knowledge, no case has been reported to be caused by MRSA.

A 49 year old insulin dependent diabetic man who was an inpatient for repair of an …

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