Etiology of chronic prostatitis syndrome in patients treated at the university hospital for infectious diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljević" from 2003 to 2005

Škerk, Višnja and Čajić, Vjeran and Markovinović, Leo and Roglić, Srđan and Zekan, Šime and Škerk, Vedrana and Radošević, Velena and Tambić Andrašević, Arijana (2006) Etiology of chronic prostatitis syndrome in patients treated at the university hospital for infectious diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljević" from 2003 to 2005. Collegium Antropologicum, 30 (Suppl.). pp. 145-149. ISSN 0350-6134

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A total of 835 patients with symptoms of chronic prostatitis syndrome and no evidence of structural or functional lower genitourinary tract abnormalities were examined in a three year period at the Outpatient Department for Urogenital Infections, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljevic" Zagreb, Croatia. Disease etiology was determined in 482 (57.72%) patients. Chlamydia trachomatis was proved to be the causative pathogen in 161 patients, Trichomonas vaginalis in 85, Escherichia coli in 68, Enterococcus in 51, Proteus mirabilis in 20, Klebsiella pneumoniae in 9, Streptococcus agalactiae in 15, Ureaplasma urealyticum in 49 patients with chronic prostatitis. Other patients had mixed infection. In 257 (53.32%) of 482 patients, the inflammatory finding (>10 WBCs/hpf) was found in EPS or VB3. Normal WBCs/hpf (<10) was found in 103 (63.98%) of 161 patients with symptoms of chronic prostatitis in whom C. trachomatis was detected in EPS or VB3, in 50 (58.82%) of 85 patients in whom Trichomonas vaginalis was isolated, and in 23 (46.94%) of 49 patients in whom Ureaplasma urealyticum was isolated.

Abstract in Croatian

Ukupno je 835 bolesnika sa simptomima sindroma kroničnog prostatitisa i bez dokazanih strukturalnih ili funkcionalnih abnormalnosti donjeg genitourinarnog sustava pregledano u trogodišnjem razdoblju u Ambulanti za urogenitalne infekcije Klinike za infektivne bolesti »Dr. Fran Mihaljević«, Zagreb. Etiologija bolesti dokazana je u 482 (57,72%) bolesnika. Chlamydia trachomatis je dokazana kao uzročnik bolesti u 161 bolesnika, Trichomonas vaginalis u 85, Escherichia coli u 68, Enterococcus u 51, Proteus mirabilis u 20, Klebsiella pneumoniae u 9, Streptococcus agalactiae u 15, te Ureaplasma urealyticum u 49 bolesnika. Ostali bolesnici su imali miješanu infekciju. Ukupno 257 (53,32%) od 482 bolesnika imalo je upalni nalaz u EPS-u ili VB3. Normalan broj leukocita dokazan je u EPS-u ili VB3 u 103 (63,98%) od ukupno 161 bolesnika sa simptomima kroničnog prostatitisa u kojih je dokazana Chlamydia trachomatis, u 50 (58,82%) od 85 bolesnika s izoliranom Trichomonas vaginalis, te u 23 (46,94%) od 49 bolesnika u kojih je izolirana Ureaplasma urealyticum.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Bacteria - classification - isolation & purification - pathogenicity ; Prostatitis - etiology - microbiology - physiopathology ; Adult ; Croatia ; Hospitals, University ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged
Departments: Katedra za infektologiju
Depositing User: Boris Čičovački
Status: Published
Markovinović, LeoUNSPECIFIED
Radošević, VelenaUNSPECIFIED
Tambić Andrašević, ArijanaUNSPECIFIED
Date: December 2006
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 12:23
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