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J Urol. 1995 Oct;154(4):1378-81.

Bacterial infection in prostatodynia.

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Department of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We investigated a possible bacterial etiology for prostatodynia.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We evaluated segmented urine specimens from 22 patients and 16 controls by bacteriological localization studies. Immunological studies were performed on patient and control sera.

RESULTS:

Nine patients had positive cultures from prostatic secretions. When compared to controls, this novel finding was statistically significant (p < 0.025). Coagulase-negative staphylococci were the most common isolates (68%). No humoral (IgG) immune differences were found between patients and controls.

CONCLUSIONS:

In a subset of prostatodynia patients bacteria may have an etiological role. Antibiotic treatment demonstrated clinical efficacy.

PMID:
7658543
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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