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Brucella Prostatitis: A First Case Report Diagnosed in Korea

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Author(s)
Seong Yeol RyuHyun Ah KimJiyoung ParkMisun ChoeKunyoung Kwon
Keimyung Author(s)
Ryu, Seong YeolKim, Hyun AhChoe, Mi SunKwon, Kun Young
Department
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
Dept. of Pathology (병리학)
Journal Title
Korean Journal of Pathology
Issued Date
2011
Volume
45
Issue
S1
Keyword
BrucellaProstatitisGranuloma
Abstract
Brucellosis is a zoonosis caused by several species of Brucella. Brucellosis is usually an acute or sub-acute febrile illness that histologically develops granulomatous inflammation. Brucella prostatitis is a very rare complication and is usually accompanied by epididymo-orchitis. We now report a case of histologically proven granulomatous prostatitis due to Brucella without clinical evidence of epididymo-orchitis. A 61-year-old farmer presented with myalgia, low back pain, and fever. A needle biopsy of the prostate was performed due to symptoms of urinary frequency and high prostate specific antigen levels (17.3 ng/mL). Histologically, the prostate showed granulomatous inflammation without caseous necrosis. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) studies of blood and prostatic tissue for Brucella were positive, while a PCR study for Mycobacterium tuberculosis was negative. The patient was treated with doxycycline and rifampin. A possibility of Brucella prostatitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of granulomatous prostatitis or prostatitis of unknown origin associated with or without epididymo-orchitis.
Keimyung Author(s)(Kor)
류성열
김현아
최미선
권건영
Publisher
School of Medicine
Citation
Seong Yeol Ryu et al. (2011). Brucella Prostatitis: A First Case Report Diagnosed in Korea. Korean Journal of Pathology, 45(S1), 66–69. doi: 10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2011.45.S1.S66
Type
Article
ISSN
1738-1843
DOI
10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2011.45.S1.S66
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/36107
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