What is the prognosis of prostatitis?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Paul J Turek, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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The prognosis in patients with the first occurrence of acute bacterial prostatitis is good, with aggressive antibiotic therapy and good patient compliance. In patients with recurrent chronic prostatitis who may present with acute exacerbations, causative underlying factors affect outcome.

Prostatitis may lead to urosepsis with significant associated mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus, patients on dialysis for chronic renal failure, patients who are immunocompromised, and postsurgical patients who have had urethral instrumentation.

Chronic prostatitis and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis have not been definitively linked to the development of prostate cancer.


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