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Table 3 Bacteriological results of urine cultures versus mode of contamination in a series of 371 acute prostatitis (AP)

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

  Bacteriological results of urine cultures
  Total patients Community-acquired AP Nosocomial AP Community-acquired versusnosocomial AP
  n = 371 n = 295 n = 76 p value
Urine culture 347 (94%) 271 (92%) 76 (100%) 0.02
   Sterile 122 (35%) 96 (35%) 29 (38%) 0.71
   Positive 225 (65%) 178 (66%) 47 (62%) 0.71
One strain 196 (87%) 159 (89%) 37 (79%) 0.09
≥ 2 strains 29 (13%) 19 (11%) 10 (21%) 0.09
Isolated strains 270 213 (79%) 57 (21%) < 0.001
   E. coli     
All types 157 (58%) 142 (68%) 15 (26%) < 0.01
Ampicillin-S 95 (61%) 88 (62%) 7 (50%) 0.4
Nalidixic acid-S 119 (76%) 110 (78%) 9 (57%) 0.2
Ofloxacin-S 130 (83%) 120 (85%) 10 (64%) 0.2
Cotrimoxazole-S 122 (78%) 115 (81%) 7 (43%) < 0.01
   Proteus 16 (6%) 11 (5%) 5 (9%) 0.5
   KES group 24 (9%) 18 (8%) 6 (11%) 0.8
   Enterococcus 16 (6%) 8 (4%) 8 (14%) 0.02
   P. aeruginosa 20 (7%) 8 (4%) 12 (21%) < 0.01
   S. aureus 8 (3%) 3 (1%) 5 (9%) 0.02
   Others 29 (11%) 23 (11%) 6 (11%) 0.9