Aggressive prostate cancer masquerading as acute prostatitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Prostatitis is a common cause of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) elevation but can masquerade underlying prostate cancer. We present a case of a man with undiagnosed prostate cancer whose initial PSA elevation of > 999.0 ng/mL was initially ascribed entirely to prostatitis. In the setting of possible prostatitis clinicians should avoid the knee jerk reaction to blame the totality of PSA elevation on prostatitis. A greatly elevated PSA may be a sign of an underlying prostate cancer and should be explored in the proper clinical setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morris, KE; Grimberg, D; Arcot, R; Moul, JW

Published Date

  • August 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 10799 - 10801

PubMed ID

  • 34378519

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1195-9479


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada