Testicular vasculitis: a diagnostic conundrum

Malpas, Alice M., Ball, Richard Y., Mukhtyar, Chetan, Mackay, James and Omer, Mohammed (2020) Testicular vasculitis: a diagnostic conundrum. Oxford Medical Case Reports, 2020 (4-5). ISSN 2053-8855

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Abstract

Vasculitis is rare in the context of testicular lesions but, when found, can be classified as a single organ vasculitis or part of a multi-organ inflammatory process. In the context of a patient with a pre-existing autoimmune disorder, this finding might cause diagnostic confusion and preferentially bias a physician towards attributing the condition to the known diagnosis or its treatment. This diagnostic bias can interfere with patient care and lead to over caution, resulting in a worse outcome for the patient involved. We describe such a patient with rheumatoid arthritis on biologic therapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: drug-related vasculitis,rheumatoid arthritis,testicular vasculitis,parasitology,microbiology,infectious diseases ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2400/2405
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 00:06
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 00:52
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/75496
DOI: 10.1093/omcr/omaa028

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