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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Dima Nimri, M.D. [2]

Overview

Data on epidemiology of epididymoorchitis is scarce, however, epididymoorchitis is the 5th most common genitourinary diagnosis made and disease is more prevalent among U.S. military men. Peak incidence of the disease is in men between the ages of 20 to 29 years.[1]

Epidemiology

Data on epidemiology of epididymoorchitis is scarce, however, epididymoorchitis is the 5th most common genitourinary diagnosis made and disease is more prevalent among U.S. military men.[1]

Incidence

  • In 2002, 1 in 144 outpatient visits were due to epididymoorchitis.[2]
  • In 2002, it has been estimated that the incidence of epididymoorchitis in the U.S. is 600,000 cases per year.[2]

Prevalence

The true prevalence of epididymoorchitis is unknown.[3]

Demographics

Age

  • Epididymoorchitis can occur in men of any age. However, there is a bimodal distribution for the disease between 16-30 years of age and 51-70 years of age.[2]
  • Peak incidence for epididymoorchitis is in men between the ages of 20-29 years.[2][1]

Race

No sufficient data exists on racial predilection of epididymoorchitis.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Luzzi GA, O'Brien TS (2001). "Acute epididymitis". BJU Int. 87 (8): 747–55. PMID 11350430.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Trojian TH, Lishnak TS, Heiman D (2009). "Epididymitis and orchitis: an overview". Am Fam Physician. 79 (7): 583–7. PMID 19378875.
  3. Tracy CR, Steers WD, Costabile R (2008). "Diagnosis and management of epididymitis". Urol. Clin. North Am. 35 (1): 101–8, vii. doi:10.1016/j.ucl.2007.09.013. PMID 18061028.

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