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Abstract

Introduction:

Prostate abscess (PA) is an uncommonly encountered clinical entity. The most commonly associated organisms have been , and recently . has rarely been associated with PA.

Case presentation:

A 72-year-old developed confusion and hypotension during his hospital stay 2 weeks after an orthotropic heart transplant. was identified in his blood and urine. The patient had an ultrasound of the kidneys, which showed bilateral renal cysts, and a transrectal ultrasound, which showed 3 cm fluid in the peripheral zone of the prostate, suggestive of an abscess. The patient was treated with antibiotics for 2 months with resolution of the abscess.

Conclusion:

The patient was successfully treated with antibiotics without surgical drainage. Clinicians should suspect PA in patients with persistent bacteraemia.

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