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An unusual case of prostate tuberculosis: a case report

Authors Abdulsalam A, Abdulsalam M

Received 23 February 2015

Accepted for publication 28 March 2015

Published 2 May 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 99—102

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S83351

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Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas


Ahmad Jasem Abdulsalam,1 Mohammad Adel Abdulsalam2

1Faculty of Medicine, Health Science Center, Jabriya, Kuwait; 2Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait

Introduction: Tuberculosis of the prostate is a rare complication of miliary tuberculosis.
Case presentation: We report a 32-year-old Iranian male diagnosed with a case of miliary tuberculosis affecting the prostate. The patient was admitted to the hospital with convulsions. Computerized tomography increased the clinical suspicion of miliary tuberculosis extending to the prostate where a trans-rectal urethral biopsy was obtained. The biopsy revealed multiple necrotizing granulomata suggestive of tuberculosis.
Conclusion: A strong clinical suspicion and availability of sophisticated tests with confirmation by biopsy, polymerase chain reaction, and culture are needed in order to avoid misdiagnosis of complicated miliary tuberculosis cases.

Keywords: miliary, tuberculosis, prostate, disseminated, complication

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