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What is Prostatic Tuberculosis?

By    |   Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016 04:30 PM

Prostatic tuberculosis is a very rare condition. While tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs, it can occasionally spread to other organs such as the kidneys, heart, and the urogenital tract according to Medical News Today.

Worldwide, tuberculosis is the second-largest killer due to a single infectious agent. Medical News Today explained that tuberculosis affects people of all age groups in all countries, but it is more common in developing countries among younger adults. In fact, 80 percent of all reported cases of TB occurred in only 22 countries in 2012. It is caused by the bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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Livestrong explained that when TB spreads to the urinary tract, it can be because the infection travels directly to those areas or because of protein deposits that are created when the infection destroys other tissues in the body. When TB spreads to the urinary tract, a burning sensation during urination, urinary tract infection (UTI), and blood in the urine are the main symptoms.

The TB infection can spread to the prostate gland, the testes, and the tubes between them, Livestrong said. A low sperm count can result from the infection and men may also notice a lump on the scrotum.

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According to the Indian Journal of Urology, prostatic tuberculosis is uncommon and difficult to diagnose. Information about childhood TB, possible immune system deficiency such as from HIV/AIDS, and information about travel to endemic areas of the world play an important role in identifying prostatic tuberculosis. In addition, it can sometimes take as long as 30 years after the first incidence of classic TB of the pulmonary system for the infection to resurface in the urinary and genital areas.

Medical News Today said almost all cases of tuberculosis can be cured with the proper course of antibiotics. Because some TB bacteria can develop a resistance to antibiotics that will fail to kill them, it is crucial the the patient take the entire course of treatment for the best success.

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