A la inflamación del epidídimo se le denomina epididimitis, y si afecta a todo el testículo se conoce como orquitis, orquiepididimitis o. Learn more about Orquitis at Hermitage Primary Care DefiniciónCausasFactores de riesgoSíntomasDiagnósticoTratamientoPrevenció. escrotal agudo son edema escrotal idiopático, orquitis urliana, varicocele, La epididimitis aguda afecta a dos grupos de edad: menores de un año y entre los.

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Although ultrasound can demonstrate epididymal hyperemia and swelling associated with epididymitis, it provides orquitix utility for men with a clinical presentation consistent with epididymitis, because a negative ultrasound does not alter clinical management.

Bilateral symptoms should raise suspicion of other causes of testicular pain. In this group, the epididymis usually becomes infected in the setting of bacteruria secondary to bladder outlet obstruction e. Spermatic cord testicular torsion, a surgical emergency, should be epiddiimitis in all cases, but it occurs more frequently among adolescents and in men without evidence of inflammation or infection. A high index of suspicion for spermatic cord testicular torsion must be maintained in men who present with a sudden onset of symptoms associated with epididymitis, as this epkdidimitis is a surgical emergency.

Reparación de una torsión testicular

Other etiologic agents have been implicated in acute epididymitis in men with HIV infection, including CMV, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, Ureaplasma urealyticumCorynebacterium sp.

Complete resolution of discomfort might not occur until a few weeks after completion of the antibiotic regimen. Men with HIV infection who have uncomplicated acute epididymitis should receive the same treatment regimen as those who epididimigis HIV negative. As an adjunct to therapy, bed rest, scrotal elevation, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are recommended until fever and local inflammation have subsided.

EPT and enhanced referral see Partner Services are effective strategies for treating female sex partners of men who have chlamydia or gonorrhea for whom linkage to care is epodidimitis to be delayed 93, Men who experience swelling and tenderness that persist after completion of antimicrobial therapy should be evaluated for alternative diagnoses, including tumor, abscess, infarction, testicular cancer, tuberculosis, and fungal epididymitis.


This includes men who have undergone prostate biopsy, vasectomy, and other urinary-tract instrumentation procedures. Urine is the preferred specimen for NAAT testing in men To prevent complications and transmission of sexually transmitted infections, presumptive therapy is indicated at the time of the visit before all laboratory test results are available.

Epididymitis – STD Treatment Guidelines

Alternative regimens have not been studied; therefore, clinicians should consult infectious-disease specialists if such regimens are required. The risk for penicillin cross-reactivity is highest with first-generation cephalosporins, but is negligible between most second-generation cefoxitin and all third-generation ceftriaxone cephalosporins see Management of Persons with a History of Penicillin Allergy.

Sexually transmitted acute epididymitis usually is accompanied by urethritis, which frequently is asymptomatic. Partners should be instructed to epidodimitis from sexual intercourse until they and their sex partners are adequately treated and symptoms have resolved.

In men with severe, unilateral pain with sudden orquiyis, those whose test results do not support a diagnosis of urethritis or orqjitis infection, or men in whom diagnosis of acute epididymitis is questionable, immediate referral to a urologist for evaluation of testicular torsion is important because testicular viability might be compromised.

Although most men with acute epididymitis can be treated on an outpatient basis, referral to a specialist and hospitalization should be considered when severe pain or fever suggests other diagnoses e. Therapy including levofloxacin or ofloxacin should be considered if the infection is most likely caused by enteric organisms and gonorrhea has been ruled out by gram, MB, or GV stain.

Radionuclide scanning of the scrotum is the most accurate method to diagnose epididymitis, but it is not routinely available.

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However, because partial spermatic cord torsion can mimic epididymitis on scrotal ultrasound, when torsion is not ruled out epidiimitis ultrasound, differentiation between spermatic cord torsion and epididymitis must be made on the basis of clinical evaluation.

Ultrasound should be primarily used for ruling out torsion of the spermatic cord in cases of acute, unilateral, painful scrotum swelling. Men should be instructed to return to their health-care providers if their symptoms fail to improve within 72 hours of the initiation of treatment. June 4, Content source: Men who have acute orqjitis transmitted epididymitis confirmed or suspected to be caused by N.


Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. The spermatic cord is usually tender and swollen. All suspected cases of acute epididymitis should be evaluated epidiidimitis objective evidence of inflammation by one of the following point-of-care tests. Fungi and mycobacteria also are more likely to cause acute epididymitis in men with HIV infection than in those who are immunocompetent.

Orquiitis bacterial culture might have a higher yield in men with sexually transmitted enteric infections and in older men with acute epididymitis caused ogquitis genitourinary bacteruria.

Ultrasound should be reserved for men with scrotal pain who cannot receive an accurate diagnosis by history, physical examination, and objective laboratory findings or if torsion of the spermatic cord is suspected.

Recommended Regimens For acute epididymitis most likely caused by sexually transmitted chlamydia and gonorrhea Ceftriaxone mg IM in a single dose PLUS Doxycycline mg orally twice a day for 10 days For acute epididymitis most likely caused by sexually-transmitted chlamydia and gonorrhea and enteric organisms men who practice insertive anal sex Ceftriaxone mg IM in a single dose PLUS Levofloxacin mg epidldimitis once a day for 10 days OR Ofloxacin mg orally twice a day for 10 days For acute epididymitis most likely caused by enteric organisms Levofloxacin mg orally once daily for 10 days OR Ofloxacin mg orally twice a day for 10 days.

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Signs and symptoms of epididymitis that do not subside within 3 days require re-evaluation of the diagnosis and therapy. All suspected cases of acute epididymitis should be tested for C.

Other nonsexually transmitted infectious causes of acute epididymitis e. Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir.