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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 280

Sildenafil induced priapism

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rajeev Kumar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.27646

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Dear Sir,

In the recent issue of the Journal (April-June 2006), Adhikary et al[1] describe a case of a healthy male who consumed unprescribed sildenafil and suffered a priapism. In the discussion, they state 'To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of priapism resulting from supposedly safe doses of sildenafil, in a healthy individual'. This statement is incorrect. We have reported a case of priapism following consumption of unprescribed sildenafil in a healthy male in 2005 in the National Medical Journal of India.[2] Since the NMJI is an indexed publication, this reference can easily be located in a Medline/Pubmed search.

While their case is interesting and conveys an important message, we had made similar comments in our publication.

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1.Adhikary S, Sinha M, Chacko KN. Sildenafil induced priapism. Indian J Urol 2006;22:146-7.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Kumar R, Jindal L, Seth A. Priapism following oral sildenafil abuse. Nat Med J Ind 2005;18(1):49.  Back to cited text no. 2    

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