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Dermatological manifestation of metastatic prostate cancer
  1. Julia Gibb1,
  2. Omikunle Babawale1,2,
  3. Yih Chyn Phan1 and
  4. Omer Karim1
  1. 1Urology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
  2. 2Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Julia Gibb; julia.gibb{at}


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
  • dermatology
  • prostate cancer
  • urological cancer

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  • Contributors JG wrote and compiled the report. OB was responsible for editing. YCP was responsible for planning. OK was responsible for the overall content.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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