Epididymoorchitis natural history, complications and prognosis

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Dima Nimri, M.D. [2]

Overview

The prognosis of epididymoorchitis is usually excellent, with the majority of cases resolving within 30 days of initiation of medical therapy. However, some cases can progress to chronic epididymoorchitis. Other complications of epididymoorchitis include abscess formation, testicular infarction, sepsis and infertility.

Natural History

If left untreated, acute epididymoorchitis may progress to chronic cases.[1]

Complications

Some of the complications of an acute epididymoorchitis infection include:[1]

Prognosis

The prognosis of epididymoorchitis is usually excellent. In young patients in whom epididymoorchitis is due to a sexually transmitted disease, acute epididymoorchitis usually resolves within 2 weeks of the initiation of medical therapy. In men older than the age of 40, 90% of cases of epididymitis resolve within 30 days of treatment.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/evidence-tables/epididymitistableevidence-2015.pdf. Accessed on Dec. 28, 2016
  2. Luzzi GA, O'Brien TS (2001). "Acute epididymitis". BJU Int. 87 (8): 747–55. PMID 11350430.



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