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n South African Journal of Surgery - Tuberculous prostatitis : a condition not confined to the immunocompromised - case reports

Volume 57 Number 4
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151
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Abstract

Tuberculous (TB) prostatitis is rare; usually occurring in immunocompromised men. It can mimic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), chronic prostatitis or prostate cancer. This report in an immunocompetent 72-year-old man adds to the clinical spectrum of the five prior reported cases. A low threshold for prostatic biopsy led to a histological evaluation and subsequent microbiological confirmation of TB. This attests to the value of such an approach in arriving at the correct diagnosis and the institution of appropriate anti-tuberculous therapy even amongst immune-competent men.

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2019-12-01
2020-09-24

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