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J Urol. 1992 Feb;147(2):398-400; discussion 400-1.

Coagulase-negative staphylococcus in chronic prostatitis.

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Department of Urology, Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Three male patients with a clinical history of prostatitis with coagulase-negative staphylococci localized to the expressed prostatic secretion and who did not respond to antibiotics were studied intensively 4 weeks after cessation of therapy with repeat culture of the prostatic fluid, as well as with culture, and histological and ultrastructural examination of multiple prostatic biopsies. Coagulase-negative staphylococci were cultured in the biopsied prostatic tissue, and gram-positive staphylococci were identified in sparse and focal microcolonies adherent to the prostatic ductal walls. Coagulase-negative staphylococci may be implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic bacterial prostatitis.

PMID:
1732601
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-5347(17)37247-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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