Bacterial infection in prostatodynia

J E Lowentritt, K Kawahara, L G Human, W J Hellstrom, G J Domingue
Journal of Urology 1995, 154 (4): 1378-81

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.

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