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Table 2 Causes of admission and clinical symptoms during the course of the disease of 371 patients with acute prostatitis (AP).

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
Cause of admission      
   Fever 297 (80%) 142 (80%) 97 (84%) 37 (78%) 19 (63%)
   Urinary symptoms      
Functional symptoms 266 (72%) 153 (86%) 69 (60%) 27 (57%) 15 (50%)
Bladder outlet obstruction 61 (23%) 52 (29%) 9 (8%) 12 (25%) 6 (20%)
   Cognitive disorder 14 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (4%) 4 (8%) 10((33%)
   Miscellaneous symptoms 28 (8%) 0 (0%) 2 (2%) 21 (44%) 7 (23%)
Main clinical symptoms during the course of AP      
   Fever 297 (80%) 154 (84%) 86 (80%) 38 (78%) 19 (63%)
   Chills 135 (35%) 47 (25%) 60 (56%) 14 (28%) 7 (23%)
   Urinary symptoms 266 (72%) 158 (86%) 65 (60%) 28 (57%) 15 (50%)
- burning micturition 143 (54%) 79 (50%) 36 (55%) 23 (82%) 5 (33%)
- pollakiuria 200 (52%) 77 (49%) 35 (54%) 18 (64%) 9 (60%)
- dysuria 79 (30%) 53 (34%) 15 (23%) 7 (25%) 4 (27%)
- bladder outlet obstruction 61 (23%) 46 (29%) 5 (8%) 7 (25%) 3 (20%)
- macroscopic haematuria 46 (17%) 33 (21%) 9 (14%) 2 (7%) 2 (13%)
   Pelvic pain 144 (43%) 98 (58%) 27 (28%) 18 (42%) 1 (4%)
   Abnormal digital rectal examination 235 (83%) 135 (89%) 55 (70%) 25 (83%) 20 (91%)
- painful prostate palpation 175 (63%) 115 (77%) 31 (39%) 15 (50%) 14 (64%)
- prostatic hypertrophy 152 (54%) 86 (57%) 36 (46%) 16 (53%) 14 (63%)
- prostate irregularity 66 (24%) 44 (30%) 10 (13%) 4 (13%) 8 (22%)