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Case of the Month - March 2013

rans Radebe. National Institute of Communicable Diseases

A 24-year age man presented at a dedicated sexually transmitted infections (STI) clinic in Johannesburg complaining of recently noticed painless bumps on the sulcus of his penis. He was convinced that the condition was an STI and he was very anxious. He tried to use topical lotions and “natural remedies” that we recommended by a private practitioner. He noticed that there was no response or improvement to the condition. He had visited several doctors and healthcare facilities before.

No further laboratory investigations were necessary as this was a clinical diagnosis.

Question 1: What is the likely diagnosis and history in this case?

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