What are the signs and symptoms of Proteus cystitis?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

Signs and symptoms of cystitis tend to be more prominent compared to those of urethritis.

In both men and women, symptoms are of sudden onset.

They include dysuria, increased frequency, urgency, suprapubic pain, back pain, small volumes, concentrated appearance, and hematuria. If the patient is febrile, this could be a sign of bacteremia and impending sepsis. These symptoms may not be present if the patient has an indwelling catheter. Physical examination findings may include abdominal or pelvic pain and/or costovertebral angle tenderness.


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