Acute Bacterial Prostatitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 02, 2020
  • Author: Samuel G Deem, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the pathologic definition of prostatitis?

What is the NIH classification of prostatitis?

What is the historical epidemiologic data on prostatitis?

What anatomy is relevant in acute bacterial prostatitis?

Where can more information on acute bacterial prostatitis be found?

What theories of the pathogenesis of acute bacterial prostatitis have been proposed?

What organisms are primarily responsible for acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the role of prostate biopsy in the etiology of acute bacterial prostatitis?

What are the risk factors for acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the prognosis of acute bacterial prostatitis?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of acute bacterial prostatitis?

How is acute bacterial prostatitis diagnosed on physical exam?

DDX

When should prostatic abscess be suspected during an evaluation for acute bacterial prostatitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Acute Bacterial Prostatitis?

Workup

How is acute bacterial prostatitis diagnosed?

What is the role of urine studies in the workup of acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the role of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in the workup of acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of acute bacterial prostatitis?

Which histologic findings suggest acute bacterial prostatitis?

Treatment

What are treatment options for acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the choice of antibiotic determined in the treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the duration of antibiotic therapy for acute bacterial prostatitis?

How is antibiotic drug resistance managed in the treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis?

What are oral medication options for acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is the role of anaerobic antimicrobial therapy for acute bacterial prostatitis?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis?

Which surgical procedures are preferred in the treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis?

When is drainage of prostatic abscess indicated in the treatment of acute bacterial prostatitis?

How is surgery performed in patients with acute bacterial prostatitis?

What is still unknown about prostatitis that requires additional study?

Why is prostatic biopsy a risk factor for acute bacterial prostatitis?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment in acute bacterial prostatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Acute Bacterial Prostatitis?