Dermatology clinic

A young boy with dysuria and penile pain

Gayle Fischer



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Article Extract

Case presentation

An 18-month-old boy presents after experiencing dysuria and penile pain for the last 24 hours. He is no longer wearing nappies during the day and he has previously been well.

On retraction of the foreskin, a red, eroded patch of skin is exposed.