OBJECTIVES: We present a case of prostatitis with acute urinary retention as a rare initial manifestation of Wegener' Granulomatosis.
METHODS: The case was a 48-year-old male with symptoms of prostatitis over ten days. The patient presented urinary retention, with partial response to antibiotic treatment. High levels of cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody and a prostatic biopsy were compatible with Wegener' Granulomatosis.
RESULTS: After starting treatment with glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide, a significant improvement to the point of disappearance of symptoms was observed. At 3 months pulmonary and upper airway symptoms began, requiring higher doses of cyclophosphamide to control symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: Wegener's Granulomatosis is a multisystem entity whose presentation as prostatitis with urinary retention is rare.
Pereira Beceiro J, Rodríguez Alonso A, Bonelli Martín C, Pérez Valcárcel J, Mosquera Seoane T, Cuerpo Pérez MA. Are you the author?
Servicio de Urología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol, Ferrol, A Coruña, España; Servicio de Anatomía Patológica, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol, Ferrol, A Coruña, España.
Reference: Reumatol Clin. 2014 Feb 17. pii: S1699-258X(13)00212-X.
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