Enrichment of semen culture in the diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis

The objective was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of our microbiological protocol to simplify the evaluation of bacterial prostatitis in the clinical practice. Our findings show the possibility to apply our alternative enrichment semen culture method to detect prostatic bacterial infection with higher sensitivity than the gold standard M&S technique.

Journal of microbiological methods. 2018 Oct 26 [Epub ahead of print]

Maria Rosaria Iovene, Francesca Martora, Enza Mallardo, Marco De Sio, Davide Arcaniolo, Chiara Del Vecchio, Chiara Pagliuca, Giuseppe Signoriello, Mariateresa Vitiello

Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Via De Crecchio 7, 80138, Naples, Italy. Electronic address: ., Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Via De Crecchio 7, 80138, Naples, Italy., Department of Urology, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy., Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, Federico II University, Naples, Italy., Department of Mental Health and Public Medicine, Section of Statistic, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy., Department of Clinical Pathology, Virology Unit, "San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggid'Aragona Hospital", Salerno, Italy.

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