Treatment of chronic prostatitis lowers serum prostate specific antigen Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Prostatitis

abstract

  • In almost half of the patients diagnosed with elevated PSA and chronic prostatitis serum PSA normalized with treatment and there was no longer an indication for transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy. Our study suggests that chronic prostatitis is an important cause of elevated PSA and when it is identified, treatment can decrease the percent of negative biopsies.

publication date

  • April 3, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11912396

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1723

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 167

number

  • 4 I