Genitourinary Infections in Men

Genitourinary Infections in Men is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Cystitis

Cystitis is uncommon in young men; E. coli is the most frequent pathogen. Risk factors include urologic abnormality, anal intercourse, and lack of circumcision. Pyuria may also be an indication of sexually transmitted infections. A pretreatment urinalysis and culture should be sent. Other urologic studies are appropriate if there are no underlying risk factors, when treatment fails, in recurrent infections, or when pyelonephritis occurs.

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Cystitis

Cystitis is uncommon in young men; E. coli is the most frequent pathogen. Risk factors include urologic abnormality, anal intercourse, and lack of circumcision. Pyuria may also be an indication of sexually transmitted infections. A pretreatment urinalysis and culture should be sent. Other urologic studies are appropriate if there are no underlying risk factors, when treatment fails, in recurrent infections, or when pyelonephritis occurs.

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