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Sexually transmitted diseases

Male Genital Lesions

Balanitis may be an acute or chronic problem with inflammation of the glans penis and which may also involve the foreskin. Children may present with a history of a few days of itching or soreness, some exudate and on examination the glans and foreskin may be inflamed and swollen.

Vulval conditions, in images

A variety of conditions can affect the female genital area. Jean Watkins describes some of the most common and discusses treatment options and outcomes.

Treating STIs in male patients

Primary care nurses must extend their current knowledge of sexually transmitted infections in male patients and improve their skills in assessing risk, writes Professor Ian Peate

Management of genital warts

A diagnosis of genital warts is frequently associated with emotional feelings of guilt, anger, and disgust, writes Alison Keefe

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