A Case of Sustained Eosinophilia and Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate: Natural Defense or Coincidence?

Authors

  • Özgür Kartal
  • Mustafa Güleç
  • Sami Öztürk
  • Ahmet Zafer Çalışkaner
  • Osman Şener

Keywords:

Prostate cancer, prostatitis, prostate specific antigen, eosinophil, eosinophilia, cadherin

Abstract

Eosinophils are usually considered as an end-stage cell, involved only in host protection against parasites or allergic diseases. However, there is accumulating evidence showing that eosinophils are multifunctional leukocytes involved in several immunological responses. In this report, a patient with persistent eosinophilia, who was finally diagnosed as prostatic adenocarcinoma, is presented and discussed. While any tumor can induce eosinophilia, prostate carcinoma-related eosinophilia is quite rare, according to the current medical literature. Moreover, some remarkable findings about eosinophils and prostate tumor cells, other than the recently reported ordinary “eosinophil-tumor cell” interactions, are also highlighted.

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Published

2010-09-15

How to Cite

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Kartal Özgür, Güleç M, Öztürk S, Çalışkaner AZ, Şener O. A Case of Sustained Eosinophilia and Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate: Natural Defense or Coincidence?. AAI [Internet]. 2010 Sep. 15 [cited 2022 Jan. 27];8(2):112-6. Available from: https://aai.org.tr/index.php/aai/article/view/274

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Section

Case Reports