How is acute cystitis treated in patients with suspected chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: May 25, 2021
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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If infection is present but localization of the infection is not possible, which suggests acute cystitis, the patient can be treated with nitrofurantoin or another antibiotic that does not penetrate the prostate well, to clear the infection from the urine, and the procedure can then be repeated. If bacteria are subsequently localized to the EPS or VB3, then CBP can be diagnosed.

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