IgG4-related prostatitis: A rare cause of steroid-responsive obstructive urinary symptoms

Phil A. Hart, Thomas C. Smyrk, Suresh T. Chari

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IgG4-related disease is an idiopathic, systemic fibroinflammatory disease that can affect a wide variety of sites, including several in the genitourinary system. We describe a patient with steroid-responsive urinary symptoms and an abnormal digital rectal exam that were secondary to IgG4-related prostatitis. We discuss the importance of recognizing this condition and differentiating it from prostate cancer, which can present similarly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013



  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • IgG4-related disease
  • Prostatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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