Acute prostatitis

Patient Population: Adult
Diagnosis Common Pathogens Drug(s) of First Choice Alternative Drug(s) Comments Expected Duration

Acute prostatitis

Enterobacteriaceae (E. coli)

N. gonorrhoeae

C. trachomatis

Ciprofloxacin  OR




Antibiotic penetration in the acute inflammatory state is adequate for most antibiotics.

Test for N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis in sexually active patients

2-4 weeks

Cultures should be obtained and definitive therapy should be based on sensitivities