Patient education: Prostatitis
What is Prostatitis? – Prostatitis is an infection or inflammation of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland situated directly below the bladder in men.
What causes Prostatitis? – Prostatitis can be infectious (acute or chronic bacterial prostatitis) or noninfectious origin (Chronic pelvic pain syndrome). Acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis is most commonly caused by Escherichia Coli. In Chronic pelvic pain syndrome, the exact etiology remains unknown.
What are the symptoms of Prostatitis? –
· Role of Bacteriophage therapy in Prostatitis– Phage therapy can be very effective in Acute and Chronic Prostatitis, even in Chronic pelvic pain syndrome when there are bacteria identified. Therapy with phages has some unique advantages over antibiotics and can also be used as combinational therapy. Bacteriophage therapy doesn’t offer 100 % results.
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