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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86

Primary prostatic tuberculosis: A rare entity

Department of Urology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

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Sandeep Gupta
Department of Urology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.116658

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Genitourinary tuberculosis is caused by metastatic spread of the organism through the bloodstream during the initial infection. The kidney is usually the primary organ infected in urinary disease, and other parts of the urinary tract become involved by direct extension. Primary prostatic TB is a very rare form of presentation of the tuberculous infection, which is generally caused by the M. tuberculosis, and which has shown an increase in incidence and prevalence, due to an increase of immunocompromised patients and the pandemic of the Syndrome of Acquired Immune Deficiency. However, it can exceptionally be found as an isolated lesion in immunocompetent patients as in this case. Hence we wish to report an unusual case encountered and successfully managed in our department in which primary TB of the prostate produced obstructive urinary symptoms and eventually many months later, the patient presented with anuria and deranged renal function.

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