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Prostatitis


Synonyms of Prostatitis
  • Prostate Infection (Inflammatory)

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Prostatitis, Acute Bacterial
  • Prostatitis, Chronic Bacterial
  • Prostatitis, Nonbacterial
  • Prostatodynia


General Discussion
Prostatitis is a common infection of the prostate gland, the gland near the penis that is situated at the base of the male urethra. The prostate secretes an alkaline fluid that is the major ingredient of ejaculatory fluid. Prostatitis is classified into four subcategories: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, nonbacterial and prostatodynia.
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Organizations related to Prostatitis
  • American Urological Association Foundation
    1000 Corporate Blvd.
    Linthicum MD 21090
    Phone #: 410-689-3700
    800 #: 866-746-4282
    e-mail: auafoundation@auafoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.auafoundation.org
  • NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    3 Information Way
    Bethesda MD 20892-3580
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: 800-891-5390
    e-mail: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
    Home page: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/



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