Microbiological and clinical characteristics in acute bacterial prostatitis according to lower urinary tract manipulation procedure - Abstract

We conducted a retrospective analysis of acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP) secondary to manipulation to document clinical features, management and microbiology based on the route of prior manipulation, which can be divided into two subgroups: transrectal and transurethral procedure.

The medical records of 158 cases compatible with a confirmed diagnosis of ABP secondary to manipulation from 7 urological centers between 2001 and 2012 were reviewed. When subcategorized according to route of prior manipulation of the lower urinary tract, there were distinct differences between transrectal and transurethral manipulation group with regard to clinical and microbiological features. Escherichia coli was the most common causative bacterium in both groups, but Pseudomonas spp. were much more dominant pathogens in the group by transurethral manipulation than transrectal manipulation group. The susceptibilities to second-, third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins, amikacin, carbapenem and aztreonam were shown to be very low in the transurethral manipulation group. Therefore, it will take account the difference in antibiotic selection in the patients with ABP secondary to manipulation according to the manipulation route.

Written by:
Kim SH, Ha US, Yoon BI, Kim SW, Sohn DW, Kim HW, Cho SY, Cho YH.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Urology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Reference: J Infect Chemother. 2013 Dec 11. pii: S1341-321X(13)00031-7.
doi: 10.1016/j.jiac.2013.11.004

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24462423

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