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Prostatitis

Summary of Prostatitis
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Prostatitis is classified into acute, chronic, asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The conditions are distinguished by the different presentation of pain, white blood cells in the urine, duration of symptoms and bacteria cultured from the urine. To help express prostatic secretions that may contain white blood cells and bacteria, prostate massage is sometimes used.

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Two bacteria, are the two most common causes of acute prostatitis in older adults.

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A 55-year-old man comes to the office because he has been feeling "terrible" for the past two days. He has been feverish with worsening chills, pain and hesitancy with urination, and muscle aches. He has a history of bipolar disorder treated with lithium and benign prostate hyperplasia for which he takes terazosin. Physical examination shows a pale and diaphoretic man. His lower abdomen is tender to palpation without rebound or guarding. His temperature is 38.1°C (100.6°F), pulse is 80/min, respirations are 16/min, and blood pressure is 135/80 mm Hg. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?

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