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Rev Med Brux. 2018;39(3):175-177. doi: 10.30637/2018.16-064. Epub 2018 May 30.

[Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and Crohn's disease : a dangerous association].

[Article in French; Abstract available in French from the publisher]

Author information

1
Etudiant en Master 2, Faculté de Médecine, ULB.
2
Médecin généraliste, Maître de stage, ULB.
3
Chef du Service d'Urologie, Hôpital Erasme, ULB.

Abstract

in English, French

We present the case of a 54 year old male complaining of abdominal pain localised in the right flank and irradiating in other abdominal regions. The pain was previously associated with kidney stones, but persisted months after their total evacuation. Suffering from Crohn's disease, low dose corticosteroids likely caused a particularly invalidating chronic prostatitis, which antibiotic treatment aggravated the symptoms of Crohn's disease, therefore complicating the therapeutic care by causing a vicious circle. Further epidemiological and microbiological studies are needed in order to establish an association between low dose steroid for Crohn's disease and chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

KEYWORDS:

Antibiotics; Chronic pelvic pain syndrome; Chronic prostatitis; Crohn’s disease; Steroids; Urology

PMID:
29869475
DOI:
10.30637/2018.16-064
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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