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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123-126

Dissemination of tuberculosis after biopsy of primary tubercular prostate: a case report

Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Metro Multispeciality & Heart Institute, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Vidya Nair
Pulmonary Medicine, Metro Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Metro Multispeciality & Heart Institute, L-94, Sector 11, Noida, Uttar Pradesh - 201 301
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1110-7782.165459

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Only 15-20% of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) has been attributed to TB of the urogenital system and often results from haematogenous spread from an active site of infection. Isolated involvement of prostate by TB is relatively less common. The incidence of primary prostatic TB is unknown and in its truest sense is a very rare entity. Here, we report the case of a patient with primary prostatic TB who was misdiagnosed as nonspecific granulomatous inflammation on transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate, who later presented to our centre after 4 months with disseminated TB. The rarity of the case prompted us to report this case.

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