Prostatitis is an acute bacterial infection of the prostate. Escherichia coli is the causative pathogen in 80% of cases. Other pathogens include Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella sp, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus sp.
– Fever (often high) and chills
– Signs of cystitis (burning on urination and urinary frequency)
– Perineal, urethral, penile or rectal pain are common
– Very painful digital rectal examination
– Leucocyturia, pyuria, possible macroscopic haematuria
Difficult, the infection may become chronic.