Prostatitis: US perspective

Anthony J. Schaeffer*

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The diagnosis and management of prostatitis syndromes is a challenge to the clinician. Careful history and examination of the prostate fluid and quantitative segmented bacteriologic cultures will lead to proper categorization into the recognized forms of the prostatitis syndrome. Antimicrobial therapy is effective in the majority of men with acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP). Fluoroquinolone agents appear to have an increasingly important role in this regard, although a randomized, prospective, double-blind study is still lacking. Alpha-1-selective blocking agents may relieve symptomatology of chronic pelvis pain syndrome (CIPPS). Other non-prostatic sources of voiding symptoms should be sought and ruled out, especially malignancy or inflammatory disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 21 1998


  • Pelvic pain
  • Prostatitis
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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