IgG4-related prostatitis: A rare cause of steroid-responsive obstructive urinary symptoms - Abstract

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.

Written by:
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.
doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2012.03194.x

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23075137

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