Enrichment of semen culture in the diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis

J Microbiol Methods. 2018 Nov;154:124-126. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2018.10.016. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Abstract

The objective was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of our microbiological protocol to simplify the evaluation of bacterial prostatitis in the clinical practice. Our findings show the possibility to apply our alternative enrichment semen culture method to detect prostatic bacterial infection with higher sensitivity than the gold standard M&S technique.

Keywords: BHI enrichment; Prostatitis; Semen culture.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / classification
  • Bacteria / growth & development
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Bacteria / pathogenicity
  • Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Bacteriological Techniques / methods*
  • Biofilms
  • Culture Media / chemistry
  • Culture Techniques / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostate / microbiology
  • Prostatitis / diagnosis*
  • Prostatitis / microbiology
  • Semen / microbiology*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Specimen Handling / methods
  • Urine / microbiology

Substances

  • Culture Media