Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 213--215

Primary Tuberculosis of the Glans Penis in Male Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Report on Two Cases


Mohammad Ali Amirzargar, Mahnaz Yavangi, Nasibeh Amirzargar 
 Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Ekbatan Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Ali Amirzargar
Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Ekbatan Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan
Iran

An extremely rare form of genitourinary tract tuberculosis (TB) is TB of the glans penis. Here, we report on two men with TB of the glans, both occurring secondary to their wives having genital TB. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this nature from Iran. One case is a 48 year-old blind male with an asymptomatic papulo-pustular eruption over the glans and, the other is a 51 year-old male who had kidney transplantation in March 2004, and was referred to our transplantation clinic nine months later with papulonecrotic ulcer on the glans which did not respond to antibiotic therapy. Both patients responded well to anti-TB treatment. Our cases suggest that every papulonecrotic lesion on the glans must raise the suspicion of TB, and an underlying active or healed focus of TB should be thoroughly searched. Also, it is very important, particularly in endemic areas, that prior to transplanting a male patient, his female partner must be examined for TB of the genitalia.


How to cite this article:
Amirzargar MA, Yavangi M, Amirzargar N. Primary Tuberculosis of the Glans Penis in Male Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Report on Two Cases.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2006;17:213-215


How to cite this URL:
Amirzargar MA, Yavangi M, Amirzargar N. Primary Tuberculosis of the Glans Penis in Male Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Report on Two Cases. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 May 15 ];17:213-215
Available from: https://www.sjkdt.org/article.asp?issn=1319-2442;year=2006;volume=17;issue=2;spage=213;epage=215;aulast=Amirzargar;type=0