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Infectious Vasitis Caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis

Dylewski, Joe MDCM, MD*; Sygal, Vitaly MDCM

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p e16–e17
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31828afee1
Case Reports

Infectious vasitis is an uncommon clinical condition that can mimic epididymo-orchitis, testicular torsion, or inguinal hernia. Previous cases have implicated the usual urinary pathogens, but unusual organisms have also been reported. The infection may occur with or without epididymal involvement and usually responds to antibiotics. Rarely, incisional drainage is required. Diagnosis can be made using ultrasound or computed tomography. We wish to report a case of infectious vasitis associated with the isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis.

From the Departments of *Medicine and †Radiology, St. Mary’s Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Correspondence to: Joe Dylewski, MDCM, St. Mary’s Hospital Center, 3830 Lacombe Ave, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1M5, Canada. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.