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Epidemiologic risk factors for chronic prostatitis

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Authors
Ku, Ja Hyeon; Kim, Soo Woong; Paick, Jae-Seung
Issue Date
2005
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Citation
International Journal of Andrology 28, 317-327
Keywords
AdultAge FactorsChronic Disease/epidemiologyContinental Population GroupsEurope/epidemiologyKorea/epidemiologyMotor ActivityPelvic Pain/*epidemiologyPrevalenceProstatic Neoplasms/complications/geneticsProstatitis/*epidemiology/etiology/therapyRisk FactorsSexually Transmitted Diseases/complicationsSocial ClassUnited States/epidemiology
Abstract
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome is a multifactorial problem, which affects men of all ages and in all demographics. Recent studies have shown that the prevalence of prostatitis is approximately 2-10% among unselected men in North America, Europe and Asia. This data clearly indicates that chronic prostatitis constitutes an important problem in international health care. Nevertheless, the aetiology and pathogenesis of chronic prostatitis have yet to be clearly delineated, despite the numerous efforts which have been made, with regard to both basic and clinical research. In fact, factors other than leucocytes and bacteria have been shown to contribute to the symptoms typically associated with prostatitis. Studies of the epidemiology and determinants of prostatitis risk factors may also provide clues to the general aetiology of prostatitis. Other epidemiological data appears to indicate that certain as-yet-unknown factors might be associated with an increased tendency towards the development of chronic prostatitis. However, findings from most studies are considered to represent only preliminary data, because of the small sample sizes or lack of generalizability inherent to most of the studies. The identification and characterization of these relevant risk factors might accelerate or augment the development of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of these syndromes.
ISSN
0105-6263 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=16300663

http://hdl.handle.net/10371/23632
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2605.2005.00560.x
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