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Is acute bacterial prostatitis serious?

Acute bacterial prostatitis is a highly treatable and curable infection of the prostate gland. It is not considered very serious-and it is effectively cured with antibiotics. However-to avoid a possibly chronic infection-it's important to complete the full course of treatment-even if all symptoms are gone. More severe cases may require hospitalization and treatment via intravenous antibiotics.

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