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

Mesut Yilmaz, Ferhat Arslan, Tuğrul Örmeci, Ali Mert


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 an 80-year-old patient with advanced prostate adenocarcinoma presenting with fever of unknown origin and review English language literature with similar findings.


Prostate cancer, Paraneoplastic syndrome, Fever of unknown origin

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ISSN: 1128-6598