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J Urol. 1987 Aug;138(2):320-3.

The clinical spectrum of granulomatous prostatitis: a report of 200 cases.


Granulomatous prostatitis, reviewed in 200 tissue-diagnosed cases, occurred in 0.8 per cent of the benign inflammatory prostatic specimens. Often the disease followed a recent urinary tract infection (71 per cent) and was suspicious clinically for prostatic cancer (59 per cent). The diagnosis usually was made by needle biopsy or at transurethral prostatectomy (94 per cent). Most cases of granulomatous prostatitis were classified as nonspecific. The recently identified entity of post-transurethral resection granulomatous prostatitis was found in 49 patients. A proposed new category of granulomatous prostatitis that is secondary to systemic granulomatous diseases was documented in 6 patients. Most cases of granulomatous prostatitis resolved spontaneously and required no specific therapy.

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