Balanoposthitis

Overview

4.5 out of 5 (43 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

5

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

6 May 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Balanoposthitis, a condition affecting the glans penis and prepuce, is prevalent among both pediatric and adult uncircumcised males, with a prevalence of up to 20%. It manifests as inflammation of the foreskin and the head of the penis, causing significant discomfort and morbidity. While often benign, it can result in complications if left untreated. The etiology typically involves factors like poor hygiene, skin irritants, infections, and sometimes even sexually transmitted diseases. However, in about a third of cases, a definitive cause remains elusive despite extensive testing. Initial management includes empiric treatments such as sitz baths, gentle cleaning, and topical therapy. Yet, failure of these measures may signal the need for further investigation into unusual infections or underlying malignancies. Early recognition and timely intervention play pivotal roles in mitigating the impact of balanoposthitis, highlighting the importance of proactive patient education regarding hygiene, safe sex practices, and regular check-ups.

Participating in the course on balanoposthitis provides clinicians with a comprehensive understanding of the condition, including its evaluation, identification, and consideration of potential differential diagnoses. Through this educational experience, healthcare professionals gain insights into tailored management strategies based on the underlying etiology, involving topical antifungal agents, antibiotics, or corticosteroids as appropriate. Furthermore, the course details the significance of patient education in preventing recurrence and improving outcomes. Collaborating with an interprofessional team is emphasized as it enhances patient care by integrating diverse perspectives and expertise. By fostering effective communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals, patient outcomes are optimized, complications are minimized, and overall quality of life is improved. 


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology and epidemiology of balanoposthitis to more easily recognize the typical patient who is affected and provide appropriate care.

  • Differentiate between balanoposthitis and other conditions with similar clinical presentations.

  • Determine and implement the specific treatment as determined by the etiology of balanoposthitis as part of the patient's care plan.

  • Implement effective collaboration and communication among interprofessional team members to improve treatment efficacy, prevent recurrence, and enhance quality of life for patients with balanoposthitis.

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Physicians and Physician Associates: StatPearls, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians and PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Board of Pathology: Successful completion of this Continuing Certification activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Lifelong Learning (CME) credits in the American Board of Pathology’s Continuing Certification Program.

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  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
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