Metastatic prostate cancer as an infrequent cause of fever of unknown origin, and review of the literature


YILMAZ M., Arslan F., ÖRMECİ T., MERT A.

European Journal of Oncology, vol.21, no.4, pp.243-245, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-245
  • Keywords: Fever of unknown origin, Paraneoplastic syndrome, Prostate cancer
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Summary. Although neoplastic fever is a rare entity, it still constitutes a clinical challenge and a troublesome symptom. Differentiating it from other cancer-related fevers, such as infection, is important for appropriate patient management. We here report on an 80 year-old patient with advanced prostate adenocarcinoma pre­senting with fever of unknown origin. A review of the English language literature confirms similar findings.