Priapism and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: An underestimated correlation?

  • Aldo Franco De Rose Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • Guglielmo Mantica | guglielmo.mantica@gmail.com Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • Mattia Tosi Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • Giulio Bovio Department of Radiology, IRCCS San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • Carlo Terrone Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

Abstract

Priapism is a rare clinical condition characterized by a persistent erection unrelated to sexual excitement. Often the etiology is idiopathic. Three cases of priapism in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency patients have been described in literature. We present the case of a 39-year-old man with glucose- 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, who reached out to our department for the arising of a non-ischemic priapism without arteriolacunar fistula. We suggest that the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency could be an underestimated risk factor for priapism.

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2016-10-05
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Case Reports - Andrology
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Non-ischemic, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
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De Rose, A. F., Mantica, G., Tosi, M., Bovio, G., & Terrone, C. (2016). Priapism and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency: An underestimated correlation?. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 88(3), 235-236. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2016.3.235