Penile abscess is a urological entity rarely described in the literature. It has been associated with injection therapy for erectile dysfunction, penile instrumentation, trauma and priapism. Identified risk factors include immunosuppresion and pre-existing local or distant infection. Common causal microorganisms include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci and Bacteroides. We herein report on a case of penile abscess in a 37-year-old patient occurring after sexual trauma and presenting with bacteremia.
Urology annals. 0000 Jan [Epub]
Lazaros Lazarou, Marinos Berdempes, Titos Markopoulos, Nikolaos Kostakopoulos, Konstantinos Spyropoulos, Iraklis C Mitsogiannis
Second Department of Urology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.