World Journal of Urology

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 57–63 | Cite as

Chronic prostatitis: what we know, what we do not know, and what we should do!

  • B. Lobel
  • A. Rodriguez
Topic Paper


Chronic prostatitis is a major health problem in men. This review details the various types of prostatitis, discusses the possible aetiologies and potential pathogens. In addition, the symptoms and therapies are outlined. Those individuals affected by prostatitis suffer from a markedly reduced quality of life with, in many cases, only a limited benefit from treatment. Many questions remain unanswered, and more research is required in this significant disease.


Prostatitis Classification Aetiology Uropathogens Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Lobel
    • 1
  • A. Rodriguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyPontchaillou University Hospital

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