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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 626409, 3 pages
Case Report

Sneezing during Micturition: A Possible Trigger of Acute Bacterial Prostatitis

Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Section of Surgery, Division of Urology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Received 17 June 2015; Accepted 9 August 2015

Academic Editor: Giorgio Carmignani

Copyright © 2015 William Derval Aiken. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A perfectly well 39-year-old man sneezed during micturition and developed classic features of acute bacterial prostatitis corroborated by laboratory evidence of prostatic inflammation/infection. The prostate-specific antigen level at presentation was 9.6 ng/mL and declined to 1.23 ng/mL one month later on levofloxacin. This is the first report in the medical literature of sneezing while voiding being a possible trigger of acute bacterial prostatitis. A biologically plausible mechanism is provided.