General information about prostatitis

Calculous chronic prostatitis

In clinical practice - when there are stones in the case of inflammation of the prostate gland (in Latin calculus - a pebble) - calculous prostatitis is diagnosed. Although this type of prostatitis in ICD-10 is not allocated, and prostate stones are assigned to a separate subcategory.

What is prostatitis?

To date, prostatitis is the most common disease of the male sexual sphere. The malaise manifests itself in the form of inflammation of the prostate gland and is accompanied by swelling of the tissues.

Prostatitis: Species

Since long ago, urologists have recognized the clinical differences between acute and chronic inflammation of the prostate. At the same time, active, latent and bacterial prostatitis was distinguished. After the discovery of the role of microorganisms in the etiology of this disease, prostatitis was classified as primary (caused by gonococcal infection) and secondary - as a consequence of other infections.

Chronic prostatitis: causes

Chronic prostatitis was the most common reason for seeking treatment for a urologist under the age of 50; This category of patients accounted for 8% of all patients receiving outpatient urology in the United States. On average, the urologist takes 150-250 patients with prostatitis a year, about 50 of which are newly diagnosed patients.