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Table 1 Mode of contamination and medical history of 371 patients with acute prostatitis

From: Acute bacterial prostatitis: heterogeneity in diagnostic criteria and management. Retrospective multicentric analysis of 371 patients diagnosed with acute prostatitis

  Total patients Department of admission
   Urology Infectious Diseases Internal Medicine Geriatrics
  n = 371 N = 178 n = 115 n = 48 n = 30
Mode of contamination      
   Community-acquired 293 (79%) 140 (79%) 91 (79%) 41 (86%) 21 (71%)
   Nosocomial 78 (21%) 37 (21%) 24 (21%) 7 (14%) 9 (29%)
Hospital acquisition 58 (75%) 26 (69%) 18 (75%) 5 (72%) 8 (87%)
Outpatient with urinary catheter 20 (25%) 11(31%) 6 (25%) 2 (28%) 1 (13%)
Medical history      
   Age (years)      
Median 61 57 60 66 84
Range 18–99 19–96 18–88 22–99 69–96
   Number of co-morbidities      
≤ 1 345 (93%) 175 (98%) 113 (98%) 33 (69%) 23 (78%)
≥ 2 26 (7%) 3 (2%) 2 (2%) 15 (31%) 7 (22%)
   Urological background      
Past history of UTI 137 (37%) 53 (30%) 58 (50%) 21 (43%) 6 (19%)
Urinary drainage before admission 42 (11%) 23 (13%) 12 (10%) 4 (8%) 2 (7%)
Past history of anatomical urological disorder 45 (12%) 25 (14%) 14 (12%) 4 (8%) 7 (23%)
Past history of neurological bladder 60 (16%) 18 (10%) 15 (13%) 14 (30%) 12 (40%)