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Abass R, Simson N, Challacombe B. Early recognition and treatment vital in acute prostatitis. Practitioner April 2019;263(1825):11-15

Early recognition and treatment vital in acute prostatitis

24 Apr 2019Registered users

Acute prostatitis is an acute bacterial infection of the prostate gland, often associated with other urinary tract infections. Patients with acute prostatitis present feeling generally unwell with fever, rigors, pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. Acute prostatitis can also present with, or lead to, acute urinary retention. Patients who are systemically unwell should be referred urgently to secondary care for intravenous antibiotics and further investigation, as should those failing to respond appropriately or deteriorating on review after 48 hours. Chronic bacterial prostatitis is characterised by symptoms that last for more than three months. 

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