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J Urol. 1983 Jul;130(1):160-2.

Blastomycosis presenting with prostatic involvement: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.


We report on 2 patients who presented with prostatic involvement as the first prominent clinical manifestation of systemic blastomycosis. The clinical symptoms of both patients began with dysuria and urinary retention. In 1 patient skin lesions developed 4 weeks later and the initial chest x-ray findings were positive. The other patient became aware of skin lesions concurrently with the urinary symptoms and had negative chest x-ray findings. Successful treatment consisted of amphotericin B in 1 case and ketoconazole in the other case. A review of the literature revealed 8 well documented cases of blastomycosis with the initial presenting symptom of prostatic involvement. A summary of the previously reported cases is presented and the importance of recognition of skin lesions in such patients is stressed.

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