International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 535–540

Cytomegalovirus prostatitis

Case report and review of the literature

Authors

  • T. C. McKay
    • Department of UrologyLoyola University Medical Center
  • D. M. Albala
    • Department of UrologyLoyola University Medical Center
  • K. Sendelbach
    • Department of PathologyLoyola University Medical Center
  • P. Gattuso
    • Department of PathologyLoyola University Medical Center
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02767655

Cite this article as:
McKay, T.C., Albala, D.M., Sendelbach, K. et al. International Urology and Nephrology (1994) 26: 535. doi:10.1007/BF02767655

Abstract

We report the case of a patient undergoing chemotherapy for multiple myeloma discovered to have cytomegalovirus prostatitis. The findings of a hypoechoic prostatic lesion on ultrasound and a slightly elevated prostatic specific antigen of 4.6 ng/ml prompted a prostate biopsy. Cytopathologic examination and immunohistochemical staining demonstrated cytomegalovirus within the prostate. This virus is a common pathogen in the immunosuppressed patient, but its presence in the male genital tract is relatively rare. No previous reports of biopsy-proven cytomegalovirus prostatitis appear in the literature. The relationship of cytomegalovirus to the prostate is discussed in detail.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1994