What is the role of mycotic infections 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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Candida and other mycotic infections have been identified in cases of prostatic inflammation, but mostly in patients who have systemic fungal infections or are immunosuppressed. Viruses have also been implicated, but their role in prostatitis has not been formally evaluated. [1] With limitations to culture techniques, some microorganisms may fail to be identified.


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