Alexandros Lekas, MD, PhD, FEBU

Urologist Surgeon Andrologist
Doctor of Medicine, University of Athens
Fellow of the European Board of Urology
Postgraduate in Germany, Ammerland Klinik
University of Gottingen

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UTI infections - Prostatitis

The term prostatitis indicates an inflammation of the prostate gland.

In prostatitis, prostate is usually contaminated or the urethra or urine to reflux even after sex rectal unprotected. Usual causes include Escherichia coli (E. Coli), Klebsiella spp., Proteus Mirabilis, Enterococcus faecalis and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa infection.

Moreover, there are other microorganisms which are normally present in the urethra and which quite often are recognized in cultures prostatic fluid. However, their role and their possible involvement in the etiology of bacterial prostatitis has not been documented to date. Such microorganisms are Staphylococcus epidermis, Streptococcus and others.