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Balanitis xerotica obliterans. Close-up of the penis of a 21-year-old male patient with balanitis and xerotica obliterans. The foreskin appears pale and swollen. Xerotica obliterans is a progressive inflammatory condition of unknown cause. Balanitis is inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis and foreskin, the main symptom of which is a painful or itchy sensation.
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