A case of severe sepsis following transrectal prostate biopsy

  • O. Y. Oluyemi
  • C. J. Elikwu


Prostate biopsy presents a significant percentage of complications. Infection complicates more than 5% of patients subjected to prostate biopsy1 and is the most common reason for hospitalization following prostate biopsy2,3. The factors predicting a higher susceptibility to infection have been largely unknown but some literature have highlighted in the aetiopathogenesis the importance of augmented prevalence of ciprofloxacin resistant bacterial strains (E. coli) in the rectum flora.


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