Prostate biopsy related infection – Risk factors, prevention strategies and management approaches

Harrison Y. Bennett, Patrick N. Harris, Michael Holmes, Jeremy Grummet & Matthew Roberts
Infectious complications following prostate biopsy are reported to be increasing in incidence with associated individual and public health burden. Complication rates parallel a rise in antibiotic resistant colonisation of rectal flora in patients undergoing biopsy. Following systematic review, risk factors for post biopsy infection, preventative strategies, alternative sampling methods, and management of infectious complications are presented. Risk factors for infection should be identified; including urogenital infection or antibiotic use, international travel, hospital exposure, bacteriuria, or...
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