Images in clinical medicine | Volume 40, Article 94, 13 Oct 2021 | 10.11604/pamj.2021.40.94.26196

Smegma in diabetes mellitus

Thamarai Kannan Sampath, Krishna Prasanth Baalan

Corresponding author: Thamarai Kannan Sampath, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Biher Chennai, India

Received: 21 Sep 2020 - Accepted: 26 Sep 2020 - Published: 13 Oct 2021

Domain: Dermatology,Diabetes care,Chronic disease prevention

Keywords: Sexually transmitted infection, diabetes mellitus, smegma

©Thamarai Kannan Sampath et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Thamarai Kannan Sampath et al. Smegma in diabetes mellitus. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;40:94. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.40.94.26196]

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Smegma in diabetes mellitus

Smegma in diabetes mellitus

Thamarai Kannan Sampath1,&, Krishna Prasanth Baalan1

 

1Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Biher Chennai, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Thamarai Kannan Sampath, Department of Community Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Biher Chennai, India

 

 

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A 37-year-old male patient presented with 1-month history of pain over the bulb of penis during retraction of foreskin. Patient suffered from type 1 diabetes mellitus on poor glycemic control. On examination multiple white patches of 1 mm x 3 mm dimension were observed with pain during retraction of prepuce. Smegma deposition over the glans penis and erythematous areas were revealed while scraping the lesions. The patient, screened for urinary tract infection (UTI) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) including hepatitis B, syphilis and HIV which were negative and complete blood count was normal. Since smegma can be a precursor for genital infections, physicians must scrupulously examine diabetic patients presenting as timely diagnosis and treatment would improve patient´s quality of life. The patient, put on long acting insulin and advised personal hygiene and showed significant improvement during his follow-up visit, 1 month later.

 

 

Figure 1: A) smegma deposition over the glans penis; B) erythematous lesions secondary to scratch were seen on the affected region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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