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Tuberculosis of the Prostate Presenting as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Case report

Abstrak

Sistem genitourinari ialah tapak kedua paling lazim untuk tuberkulosis (TB) selepas sistem pulmonary. Tuberkulosis prostat ialah manifestasi tuberculosis yang jarang berlaku dalam sistem genitourinari. Ia lebih jarang berlaku pada individu yang mempunyai tahap imun yang memuaskan. TB prostat selalunya ditemui semasa reseksi transuretral prostat (TURP). Kami melaporkan kes prostat TB dalam lelaki berusia 70 tahun yang menghidap hyperplasia prostat benigna selama dua tahun. TB didiagnosa secara kebetulan selepas TURP. Dalam laporan kes ini, kami juga akan membincangkan ujian-ujian lain yang boleh dijalankan untuk mendiagnosis tuberculosis dalam sistem genitourinari.

Abstract

Genitourinary system is the second most common site of tuberculosis (TB) after pulmonary system. Tuberculosis of the prostate is a rare manifestation of genitourinary tuberculosis. It is even more uncommon if occurring in an immune-competent individual. Prostate TB is usually an incidental finding in transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). Here, we report a case of TB of the prostate in a 70-year-old man who had benign prostatic hyperplasia for two years. TB was diagnosed incidentally post-TURP. In this report, we also discuss additional tests which may help in establishing the diagnosis of genitourinary tuberculosis.