Prostatitis, Acute Bacterial

Prostatitis, Acute Bacterial is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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PATHOGENS

General comments:

  1. E. coli accounts for approximately 75%; other Enterobacteriaceae - most of the rest.
  2. Uncommon pathogens: S. saprophyticus, S. aureus, N. gonorrhoeae, C. trachomatis, fungi, viruses.
  3. Prostatitis due to Enterococcus spp or Pseudomonas spp. is more difficult to treat.

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Last updated: July 3, 2016