A rare and unusual cause of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) elevation: Sarcoidosis of the prostate

Siva K. Mulpuru, Karthik Gujja, Vinay M. Pai, Christina Y.Y. Chen, Robert L. Levey

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Abstract

Sarcoidosis and prostate cancer are 2 separate conditions that are more prevalent among the African American population. However, sarcoidosis of the prostate is a very rare clinical entity. Its association with prostate cancer is described in clinical case series. The use of PSA (prostate specific antigen) test for screening prostate cancer may be associated with false-positive results in this patient population. We report a patient who had an elevated PSA but had a biopsy proven to be sarcoidosis of the prostate gland.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume335
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate-specific antigen
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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