Irritation and cellulitis of the penis can be caused by organisms that cause typical wound infections. In older men, especially those that are chronically catheterized, samples with mixed skin and enteric flora are often received. They are of limited clinical value and should not prompt detailed analysis.
Process as superficial wound specimen. See Wounds (Superficial) – Wound swabs / Abscess swabs / Drainage.
If the diagnosis questions sexually – transmitted infection process as a urethral specimen. See Urethra.