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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 142

Prostate tuberculosis: A rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis with malignant features mimicking prostate cancer


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Submission09-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance21-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication26-Jun-2020

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Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
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Iraq
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DOI: 10.4103/UROS.UROS_38_20

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How to cite this article:
Al-Mendalawi MD. Prostate tuberculosis: A rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis with malignant features mimicking prostate cancer. Urol Sci 2020;31:142

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Prostate tuberculosis: A rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis with malignant features mimicking prostate cancer. Urol Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 12];31:142. Available from: http://www.e-urol-sci.com/text.asp?2020/31/3/142/287976



Dear Editor,

I read with interest the case report by Eziyi et al.[1] published in the January–February 2020 issue of the Urological Science. The authors described nicely a case of prostate tuberculosis (PTB) in a Nigerian patient.[1] I assume that the rare occurrence of TB at an unusual site mimicking cancer should alert the authors to consider defective immune status, particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Truly, PTB has been reported among HIV-positive individuals.[2],[3] Nigeria is among the Sub-Saharan countries fighting the devastating consequences of HIV infection. The available data pointed out to the substantial HIV seroprevalence rate of 3.2% in Nigeria.[4] Interestingly, 9.1% of patients with genitourinary TB in Nigeria were found to be HIV-positive.[5] I presume that HIV infection ought to be taken into consideration in the case in question and contemplating the diagnostic battery of viral overload and CD4 lymphocyte count estimations would have envisaged.

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Eziyi AK, Oluogun WA, Adedokun KA, Oyeniyi GA. Prostate tuberculosis: A rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis with malignant features mimicking prostate cancer. Urol Sci 2020;31:36-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Lanjewar DN, Maheshwari MB. Prostatic tuberculosis and AIDS. Natl Med J India 1994;7:166-7.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Duarte Ojeda JM, García Luzón A, Carrero VM, Vázquez S, Calahorra L, Passas J, et al. Tuberculous prostatic abscess in a patient with AIDS. Actas Urol Esp 1995;19:655-61.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Awofala AA, Ogundele OE. HIV epidemiology in Nigeria. Saudi J Biol Sci 2018;25:697-703.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Orakwe JC, Okafor PI. Genitourinary tuberculosis in Nigeria; a review of thirty-one cases. Niger J Clin Pract 2005;8:69-73.  Back to cited text no. 5
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