Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 174, Issue 1, pp 25–28 | Cite as

Anaerobic bacteria in urine before and after prostatic massage of infertile men

  • P. J. Moberg
  • C. E. Nord


In the present study 25 infertile men delivered urine before and after prostatic massage. Expressed prostatic secretion (EPS) was obtained from 11 men. Aerobic and anaerobic bacterial analyses showed that a total of 33 isolates was found in samples of urine voided before massage as compared to 59 isolates after massage of the prostate. There was an increase in the number of anaerobes whereas there was no change in the number of aerobes. The occurrence of EPS did not influence the number of aerobic and anaerobic isolates in urine voided after massage of the prostate. The most often isolated anaerobes in urine voided after prostatic massage wereEubacterium lentum, Peptococcus asaccharolyticus andBacteroides species and the most common anaerobe in EPS wasPeptostreptococcus micros.


Anaerobic Bacterium Prostatic Secretion Express Prostatic Secretion Prostatic Massage Bacterial Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Moberg
    • 1
  • C. E. Nord
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySödersjukhusetStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Huddinge University HospitalHuddingeSweden
  3. 3.Karolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  4. 4.National Bacteriological LaboratoryStockholmSweden

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