Testicular vasculitis: a diagnostic conundrum

Alice M. Malpas, Richard Y. Ball, Chetan Mukhtyar, James Mackay, Mohammed Omer

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Vasculitis is rare in the context of testicular lesions but, when found, can be classified as a single organ vasculitis or part of a multi-organ inflammatory process. In the context of a patient with a pre-existing autoimmune disorder, this finding might cause diagnostic confusion and preferentially bias a physician towards attributing the condition to the known diagnosis or its treatment. This diagnostic bias can interfere with patient care and lead to over caution, resulting in a worse outcome for the patient involved. We describe such a patient with rheumatoid arthritis on biologic therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberomaa028
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
Issue number4-5
Early online date23 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2020


  • drug-related vasculitis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • testicular vasculitis

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