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Balanitis in Down syndrome-A case from Malaysia

Author(s): Ching Siew Mooi | Chia Yook Chin

Journal: Electronic Physician
ISSN 2008-5842

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 470;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Balanitis | Down syndrome | Bath | Circumcision | Phimosis | Urinary tract infection

This case illustrates the management by a primary care physician of a child with Down syndrome who had recurrentbalanitis. Various methods of management were tried. Eventually it was just by practicing proper genitalia hygieneand using the sitz bath, that actually produce success in settling the recurrent balanitis. The use of sitz bath providesan alternative in the management of balanitis will be described here.
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