Antimicrobial therapy for bacterial and nonbacterial prostatitis

Jackson E. Fowler, Anthony J. Schaeffer, Daniel A. Shoskes, J. Curtis Nickel, Michel Pontari

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Antimicrobial therapy is the standard of care for the unusual man with true chronic bacterial prostatitis but does not have much of a role in the treatment of men with nonbacterial prostatitis. The fluoroquinolone antibiotics given for 2 to 4 weeks will cure about 70% of chronic bacterial infections of the prostate. If this treatment fails, the symptomatic manifestations of the infections can almost always be eliminated with suppressive antimicrobial therapy using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, or nitrofurantoin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
Issue number6 SUPPL. A
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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