Blastomycosis of the prostate and epididymis: Case report and review of the literature

W. F S Busato, G. L. Almeida, J. V Q V Dos Santos, J. R R Gonçalves

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We report the case of blastomycosis presenting as epididymitis and prostatitis. The diagnosis was suggested by biopsy in a man with LUTS and confirmed by culture. Special staining was used to identify Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in prostate tissue. Despite the treatment the patient died. The South American blastomycosis is caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Although the pulmonary exposure is more frequent, the urinary tract involvement has been described in 45% of cases, being the prostatic site involved in 1.5%. Prostatic symptoms could be the first manifestations of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • Blastomycosis
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis
  • Prostate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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