Testis and epididymis
Infectious testicular lesions
Reviewer: Sean Williamson, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 20 April 2013, last major update December 2012
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- Zoonotic infection acquired from sheep, camels, cattle, dogs, goats, reindeer, swine via skin / mucous membrane contact or contaminated animal products
- Affects testis and epididymis (epididymoorchitis) in 2-20% of cases, causing scrotal pain, swelling, fever
- Often diagnosed by laboratory studies
- Treatment: antibiotics; orchiectomy if resembles a neoplasm or refractory to therapy
- Granulomatous or testicular abscess
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