What causes acute epididymitis?

Updated: Apr 04, 2018
  • Author: Michelle DiMare, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In a study of 237 patients with acute epididymitis, a causative pathogen was identified in 132 antibiotic-naive patients and 44 pretreated patients, The primary pathogen was Escherichia coli. Sexually transmitted infections were present in 34 cases (25 patients with Chlamydia trachomatis). [8]


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