Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) is a common cause of non-gonococcal urethritis, but a role in acute or chronic prostatitis has not been described. We describe the case of a 42-year-old man with recurrent urinary tract infections since 2018 who developed chronic prostatitis despite several and prolonged antibiotic courses. Multiparametric prostatic magnetic resonance showed peripheral inflammatory alterations. A 4-glass Meares-Stamey test detected MG in the third voided bladder (VB3) sample. Moxifloxacin 400 mg daily for 28 days resulted in sustained clinical and microbiological cure.
- Mycoplasma genitalium
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