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Enrichment of semen culture in the diagnosis of bacterial prostatitis
- Iovene, Maria Rosaria, Martora, Francesca, Mallardo, Enza, De Sio, Marco, Arcaniolo, Davide, Del Vecchio, Chiara, Pagliuca, Chiara, Signoriello, Giuseppe, Vitiello, Mariateresa
- Journal of microbiological methods 2018 v.154 pp. 124-126
- bacterial infections, prostatitis, protocols, semen
- 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.