Prostatitis affects men of all ages. It is most common in men younger
than 50. It is less common in men 50 to 69, but the incidence increases
slightly in men 70 and older.1
The most common types of prostatitis are inflammatory and
noninflammatory chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Nickel JC (2007). Inflammatory conditions of the male
genitourinary tract: Prostatitis and related conditions, orchitis, and
epididymitis. In AJ Wein et al., eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 9th ed., vol. 1, pp. 304–329. Philadelphia: Saunders
December 3, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
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