Chronic Epididymo-Orchitis Mimicking Tuberculosis Turned Out to be Leprosy: A Case Report
Received Date: October 14, 2020; Published Date: November 23, 2020
We report a 55-year male with a prior history of treatment for bilateral Epididymo-orchitis without relief. We thought of genitourinary tuberculosis (GUTB) or nonspecific Epididymo-orchitis as differentials. Suddenly he developed crops of lepromatous skin lesions. On reviewing the literature, we found the involvement of testes in leprosy in 60-90% of cases. However, urology literature and textbooks do not mention leprosy to be a differential diagnosis of orchitis or chronic Epididymo-orchitis. Therefore, testicular atrophy, infertility or chronic Epididymo-orchitis should make us consider the possibility of leprosy, considering the half of the global burden in India.
Keywords: Chronic Epididymo-orchitis; Testicular atrophy; Orchitis; Leprosy; Infertility
Abbreviations: GUTB: Genitourinary Tuberculosis; ED: Erectile Dysfunction; ENL: Erythema Nodosum Leprosum; MB MDT: Multibacillary Multi Drug Therapy; LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms; UTI: Urinary Tract Infection; LH: Luteinizing Hormone; FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone