Folia Microbiologica

, 54:457 | Cite as

Eradication of Enterococcus faecalis by phage therapy in chronic bacterial prostatitis — case report

  • S. LetkiewiczEmail author
  • R. Międzybrodzki
  • W. Fortuna
  • B. Weber-Dąbrowska
  • A. Górski


The treatment of three patients suffering from chronic bacterial prostatitis who were qualified for an experimental phage therapy protocol managed at the Phage Therapy Unit in Wrocław is described. They had previously been treated unsuccessfully with long-term targeted antibiotics, autovaccines, and laser biostimulation. Rectal application of phage lysates targeted against Enterococcus faecalis cultured from the prostatic fluid gave encouraging results regarding bacterial eradication, abatement of clinical symptoms of prostatitis, and lack of early disease recurrence.


Prostatitis Enterococcus Faecalis Digital Rectal Examination Chronic Prostatitis Phage Therapy 
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chronic bacterial prostatitis


plaque-forming unit(s)


digital rectal examination


prostate-specific antigen


Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy


phage therapy


National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index


maximum urinary flow rate


transrectal ultrasound (method)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Letkiewicz
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • R. Międzybrodzki
    • 2
    • 3
  • W. Fortuna
    • 2
    • 3
  • B. Weber-Dąbrowska
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Górski
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Urological and Andrological Clinic UROGENTarnowskie GóryPoland
  2. 2.Bacteriophage Laboratory, Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental TherapyPolish Academy of SciencesWrocławPoland
  3. 3.Phage Therapy Unit, Healthcare Center, Institute of Immunology and Experimental TherapyPolish Academy of SciencesWrocławPoland
  4. 4.Phage Therapy Unit, Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental TherapyPolish Academy of SciencesWrocławPoland

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