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How will acute bacterial prostatitis be caused?‏

My father has contracted acute bacterial prostatitis. I'm scared to contract it. So I want to ask a question. How will acute bacterial prostatitis be caused?

1 answers - 2010-10-06

Doctor
Acute bacterial prostatitis may be caused by the following: 
• Ascending infection through the urethra 
• Refluxing urine into prostate ducts 
• Direct extension or lymphatic spread from the rectum 
• Approximately 80% are gram-negative organisms (eg, Escherichia coli, Enterobacter, Serratia, Pseudomonas, Enterococcus, and Proteus species). Mixed bacterial infections are uncommon. One case report of prostatitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was documented in a diabetic patient.
Please go to hospital to accept periodical inspection.                                    
Released in 2010-10-06