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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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 epididimjtis 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 orally once a day for 10 days OR Ofloxacin orquigis orally twice a day for 10 days For acute epididymitis most epididijitis caused by enteric organisms Levofloxacin mg orally once daily for 10 days OR Ofloxacin mg orally twice a day for 10 days.

Arrangements should be made to link female partners to care. However, because partial spermatic cord torsion can mimic epididymitis on scrotal ultrasound, when torsion is not ruled out by ultrasound, differentiation between spermatic cord torsion and epididymitis must be made orqquitis the basis of clinical evaluation.

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. Men who have acute sexually transmitted epididymitis confirmed or suspected to be caused by N.

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Men with HIV j who have uncomplicated acute epididymitis should receive the same treatment regimen as those who are HIV negative. Other etiologic agents have been implicated in acute epididymitis in men with HIV infection, including CMV, salmonella, toxoplasmosis, Ureaplasma urealyticumCorynebacterium sp.

Because high fever is uncommon and indicates a complicated infection, hospitalization for further evaluation is recommended. Bilateral symptoms should raise suspicion of other causes of testicular pain.


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. Urine is the preferred specimen for NAAT testing in men Complete resolution of discomfort might not occur until a few weeks after completion of the antibiotic regimen.

These stains epidjdimitis preferred point-of-care diagnostic tests for evaluating urethritis because they are highly sensitive orqujtis specific for documenting both urethral inflammation and the presence or absence of gonococcal infection. Sexually transmitted acute epididymitis usually is accompanied by urethritis, which frequently is asymptomatic.

Treatment 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. Urine cultures for chlamydia and gonococcal epididymitis are insensitive and are not recommended. Positive leukocyte esterase test on first-void urine. Signs and symptoms of epididymitis that do not subside within 3 days require re-evaluation of the diagnosis and therapy.

Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Alternative regimens have not been studied; therefore, clinicians should consult infectious-disease specialists if such regimens are required. Fungi and mycobacteria also are more likely to cause acute epididymitis in men with HIV infection than in those who are immunocompetent.

Although inflammation and swelling usually begins in the tail of the epididymis, it can spread to involve the rest of the epididymis and testicle. 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.

Men who have acute epididymitis confirmed or suspected to be caused by N. All suspected cases of acute epididymitis should be tested for C. Acute epididymitis caused by sexually transmitted enteric organisms e.

Radionuclide scanning of the scrotum is the most accurate orquitia to diagnose epididymitis, but it is not routinely available. Partners should be instructed to abstain from sexual intercourse until they and their sex partners are adequately treated and symptoms have resolved.


Chronic infectious epididymitis is most frequently seen in conditions associated with a granulomatous reaction; Mycobacterium tuberculosis TB is the most common granulomatous disease affecting the epididymis and should be suspected, especially in men with a known history of or recent exposure to TB.

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. Spermatic cord testicular torsion, a surgical emergency, should be considered in all cases, but it occurs more frequently among adolescents and in men without evidence of inflammation or infection.

The epudidimitis for penicillin cross-reactivity is highest with first-generation cephalosporins, but is negligible between most second-generation cefoxitin and all ogquitis ceftriaxone cephalosporins see Management of Persons with a History of Penicillin Allergy. Urine bacterial culture might have a higher yield in men with sexually transmitted enteric infections and in older men with acute epididymitis caused by genitourinary bacteruria. Other nonsexually transmitted infectious causes of acute epididymitis e.

Men who have acute epididymitis typically have unilateral testicular pain and tenderness, hydrocele, and palpable swelling of the epididymis. The spermatic cord is usually tender and swollen.

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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. All suspected cases of acute orqkitis should be evaluated for objective evidence of inflammation by one of the following point-of-care tests. In this group, the epididymis usually becomes infected in the setting of bacteruria secondary to bladder outlet obstruction e.