Clinical courses following acute bacterial prostatitis - Abstract

PURPOSE: There are few studies about clinical courses following acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP).

We evaluated the progression rates of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) and inflammatory chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) after ABP treatment. Also evaluated the characteristics of the patients who developed CBP and inflammatory CPPS after ABP treatment.

METHODS: Total 437 patients compatible with a confirmed diagnosis of ABP from 5 urological centers between 2001 and 2010 were enrolled to study. We defined chronic infection (CI) as a progression to CBP and inflammatory CPPS after treatment of ABP in admission periods when followed up at 3 months or more. Results were analyzed between two groups: recovered without CI (group A, n=385) and developed to CI (group B, n=52).

RESULTS: Of the 437 ABP patients, 1.3% (6/437) progressed to CBP and 10.5% (46/437) progressed to inflammatory CPPS. The progression rate of CI was 11.8% (52/437). The patients who developed to CI were higher in alcohol consumption rate, diabetes, voiding symptoms, prior manipulation rate, enlarged prostate volume, catheterization history rate and short duration of antibiotic treatment (P< 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: The identification and characterization of these factors may accelerate the development of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of CI from ABP.

Written by:
Yoon BI, Han DS, Ha US, Lee SJ, Sohn DW, Kim HW, Han CH, Cho YH.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Reference: Prostate Int. 2013;1(2):89-93.
doi: 10.12954/PI.12013

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24223408 Prostatitis Section