A 59-year-old man presented to the urology department with increased urinary urgency, frequency, poor urinary flow and unintentional weight loss. He had a 25-year history of idiopathic urticaria episodes which had increased in frequency over the previous 2 months. On investigation, he was found to have a raised prostate-specific antigen level. He was investigated further with a multiparametric MRI, a local anaesthetic transperineal prostate biopsy, a CT scan of chest/abdomen/pelvis with contrast and a nuclear medicine bone scan. He was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate and commenced on a luteinising hormone-releasing hormone antagonist and referred to oncology for further treatment. Since starting treatment, he has experienced no further episodes of urticaria.
- prostate cancer
- urological cancer
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