Tuberculosis of the Prostate Gland Masquerading Prostate Cancer: A Case Report


Tuberculosis is one of the most important infectious diseases, particularly in developing countries. Involvement of the prostate gland is very rare. We present a 70-year-old man who presented with low back pain and progressive weakness of the lower limbs associated with irritative lower urinary tract symptoms. Prostate gland was enlarged, hard and nodular. Prostate specific antigen was 6 ng/ml, Erythrocytes sedimentation rate was 130 mm/hr and Monteux was positive. Prostate biopsy revealed features of tuberculosis and lumbosacral radiograph revealed features of Pott’s disease. Diagnosis of disseminated tuberculosis with prostate involvement was made and patient was placed on anti-tuberculosis drugs with good response.

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S. Aji, S. Alhassan, S. Mashi and M. Imam, "Tuberculosis of the Prostate Gland Masquerading Prostate Cancer: A Case Report," Open Journal of Urology, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2013, pp. 269-271. doi: 10.4236/oju.2013.37050.

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