Other prostate infections

Authors: Gladell Paner, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 July 2016, last major update January 2012

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Definition / General
Definition / General
  • Dimorphic fungi associated with AIDS or other immunocompromise, usually with hematogenous dissemination
  • Chlamydia trachomatis and Trichomonas vaginalis often present (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1986;110:430), but unknown if they are pathogens
  • AIDS related changes: epithelial cell apoptosis (simple cell shrinkage and exploding glandular cells), intracytoplasmic inclusions (apoptotic bodies) associated with lipofuscin (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1998;122:875); increased numbers of concretions (Am J Clin Pathol 1990;93:196)