Prostatitis is the inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. The result is swelling, pain, urination problems, sexual dysfunction, feelings of tiredness and depression. In some cases, prostatitis presents no symptoms at all.
Escherichia coli Morphology: mixed rods Gram Stain: Gram-Negative bacilli Growth Characteristics: Grows well within 24 hours, in air at 35 C on routine laboratory media such as blood, MacConkey or chocolate agar. Grows in presence of bile salts. Ferments lactose on MacConkey plates (which turns the plate pink). Sorbitol MacConkey is used to isolate serotype O:157. Test Profile: glucose and lactose fermenter, indole positive