Prostate
Granulomatous prostatitis
Allergic granulomatous prostatitis

Author: Ali Amin, M.D.

Revised: 31 October 2017, last major update January 2012

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Definition / general
  • Very rare
  • Reflects asthma or systemic allergic reaction
  • Often associated with serum eosinophilia, systemic granulomas
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Multiple small, necrobiotic granulomas surrounded by numerous eosinophils
  • Diffuse stromal eosinophils
Treatment
  • Steroids
Differential diagnosis
  • Post-TURP granulomas with eosinophils: absence of systemic manifestations, more irregular granulomas, eosinophils not diffuse