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Acute epididymo-orchitis with abscess formation due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa: report of 3 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11211812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 3 patients with acute epididymo-orchitis with abscess formation due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is relatively unusual and difficult to treat. All patients presented with swollen testicles, pain and high fever. First, they were treated empirically with several antibiotics. After several weeks of antibiotics therapy, the swelling of scrotum still persisted. In one patient, dark yellow pus drained from a fistula of the scrotum. Finally, an orchiectomy was performed on all patients. During the operation, an abscess was found in each testis. Each culture of the pus yielded P. aeruginosa, which is susceptible to many antibiotics.
B Kashiwagi; H Okugi; T Morita; Y Kato; Y Shibata; H Yamanaka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0018-1994     ISO Abbreviation:  Hinyokika Kiyo     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-09     Completed Date:  2001-02-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421145     Medline TA:  Hinyokika Kiyo     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  915-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Gunma University.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / microbiology*
Epididymitis / microbiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Orchitis / microbiology*,  surgery
Pseudomonas Infections*

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