Current Antimicrobial Treatment for Acute Bacterial Prostatitis
Acute bacterial prostatitis
. A sudden bacterial infection marked by inflammation of the prostate.
A small minority of men, less than 1% of all prostatitis cases, have acute bacterial prostatitis
. This is an acute febrile illness, and prompt antibiotic treatment is necessary.
Category 1 (Acute bacterial prostatitis
): A sudden bacterial infection often accompanied by fever, chills, fatigue and pain in the lower abdomen, lower back, genitals and perineum; other symptoms may include painful urination or urinary retention.
Other forms of prostatitis that should be distinguished from CP/CPPS include type I (acute bacterial prostatitis
Prostatic abscess is an uncommon condition, often difficult to clinically discern from acute bacterial prostatitis
. (1) Historically, the common infecting organisms were Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis; however, more recently, gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, are the causative species.
UTIs in older men are frequently associated with acute bacterial prostatitis
, which can be fatal if not treated immediately.