IgG4-related disease is an idiopathic, systemic fibroinflammatory disease that can affect a wide variety of sites, including several in the genitourinary system.
We describe a patient with steroid-responsive urinary symptoms and an abnormal digital rectal exam that were secondary to IgG4-related prostatitis. We discuss the importance of recognizing this condition and differentiating it from prostate cancer, which can present similarly.
Hart PA, Smyrk TC, Chari ST. Are you the author?
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Reference: Int J Urol. 2012 Oct 17. Epub ahead of print.