Prostatitis

Keywords: Prostatic abscess

Causes

Appropriate Tests

Bacterial infection

Urine culture, prostatic aspirate (bacterial infections more common in patients > 40 years of age)
NAA for sexually transmitted infections (more common < 40 years of age).

  • Escherichia coli

 

  • Burkholderia pseudomallei

See Melioidosis.

Fungal infection

 

  • Cryptococcus neoformans

See Cryptococcal infection.

Non-infective

Prostate biopsy, if appropriate.

  • Idiopathic granulomatous prostatitis
  • Post biopsy granulomatous prostatitis