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J Urol. 1978 Oct;120(4):502-3.

Anaerobic infection as a consequence of transrectal prostatic biopsy.

Abstract

Reports on large series of prostatic needle biopsies have revealed many and varied complications but none has described anaerobic bacteremia as a complication. Herein are reported 2 such cases, with a discussion of the etiology various altered host factors and therapeutic modalities important to anaerobic infections. The consideration of anaerobic infection in the febrile patient after transrectal prostatic biopsy is emphasized.

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