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Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2011 Jan;17(1):43-6.

[Relationship between chronic prostatitis and prostatic calculus].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Urology, The First People's Hospital of Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu 730050, China. cyr2000816@sina.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore the relationship between chronic prostatitis (CP) and prostatic calculus (PC).

METHODS:

We used transperineal ultrasonography (TPUS) to detect PC in 500 normal volunteers and 491 CP patients, and divided them into a CP and a CP + PC group according to the ultrasonographic results. Then we analyzed the NIH-CPSI scores, duration of symptoms and white blood cell count in the expressed prostate secretion (ESP).

RESULTS:

PC was found in 19.8% of the normal controls, 5% (5/100), 12% (12/100), 19% (19/100), 27% (27/100) and 36% (36/100) in the 20-30 yr, 31-40 yr, 41-50 yr, 51-60 yr and > 60 yr groups, respectively. In comparison, PC was detected in 42.2% of the CP patients, 15.8% (12/76), 30.1% (69/215), 55.7% (59/109), 66.2% (43/65) and 82.8% (24/29) in the above five age groups, respectively, with statistically significant differences between the control and CP groups (P < 0.01). The CP and CP + PC groups showed significant differences in the duration of symptoms and white blood cell count in ESP (P < 0.01) but not in CPSI scores (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The incidence of PC is higher in CP patients than in healthy men, and it is associated with inflammation, aging and symptom duration, but not with CPSI scores.

PMID:
21351531
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