Post-prostate biopsy infection with Escherichia coli ST131 leading to epididymo-orchitis and meningitis caused by gram-negative bacilli

Aris Assimacopoulos, Brian Johnston, Connie Clabots, James R. Johnson

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Abstract

A 57-year-old man who had recently undergone a transrectal prostate biopsy for a rising prostate-specific antigen level developed postbiopsy necrotizing epididymo-orchitis (requiring orchiectomy) and then Gram-negative meningitis, despite fluoroquinolone administration for periprocedural prophylaxis and subsequent therapy. The causative organism proved to be a fluoroquinolone- resistant Escherichia coli strain from sequence type ST131.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4157-4159
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume50
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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