What is the role of Chlamydia trachomatis in the etiology of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Although Chlamydia trachomatis has been implicated as a cause of the condition, [12]  the evidence is conflicting and unclear. Some studies have been able to isolate Chlamyida in specimens while other studies were unable to confirm Chlamydia as an etiologic agent using cultures and serologic tests. Treatment of presumed chlamydial prostate infections does not relieve symptoms in many cases and no definitive statement can be made about its prostatic origin and effect at this time. [1]


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