Burkholderia cepacia infection of the prostate caused by inoculation ofcontaminated ultrasound gel during transrectal biopsy of the prostate

Michael Organ, John Grantmyre, Jim Hutchinson
2013 Canadian Urological Association Journal  
Burkholderia cepacia infection of the prostate is very rare. Wereport 6 cases of prostatic infection secondary to inoculation ofcontaminated ultrasound gel during transrectal biopsy of the prostate.All of these patients required hospitalization and were treatedwith intravenous antibiotics. One of these cases is the first descriptionof chronic prostatitis with B. cepacia.
doi:10.5489/cuaj.857 fatcat:z2b3lf4t25hnzjqpmk3vlmh2gm