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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Maliha Shakil, M.D. [2], Usama Talib, BSc, MD [3]


Common risk factors in the development of prostatitis include recurrent urinary tract infections, urethral strictures, hypertrophy of the neck of the bladder, prostatic carcinoma, benign prostatic hyperplasia,use of alcohol, smoking and history of catheterization.

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Common risk factors in the development of prostatitis include:[1][2][3][4][5]

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  3. Z. Zhang, Z. Li, Q. Yu, C. Wu, Z. Lu, F. Zhu, H. Zhang, M. Liao, T. Li, W. Chen, X. Xian, A. Tan & Z. Mo (2015). "The prevalence of and risk factors for prostatitis-like symptoms and its relation to erectile dysfunction in Chinese men". Andrology. 3 (6): 1119–1124. doi:10.1111/andr.12104. PMID 26769668. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. X. Chen, C. Hu, Y. Peng, J. Lu, N. Q. Yang, L. Chen, G. Q. Zhang, L. K. Tang & J. C. Dai (2016). "Association of diet and lifestyle with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and pain severity: a case-control study". Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases. 19 (1): 92–99. doi:10.1038/pcan.2015.57. PMID 26666410. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  5. Upasana Joneja, William R. Short & Amity L. Roberts (2016). "Disseminated tuberculosis with prostatic abscesses in an immunocompromised patient-A case report and review of literature". IDCases. 5: 15–20. doi:10.1016/j.idcr.2016.06.002. PMID 27413691.
  6. H. Fuse, M. Ohkawa, K. Yamaguchi, A. Hirata & F. Matsubara (1995). "Cryptococcal prostatitis in a patient with Behcet's disease treated with fluconazole". Mycopathologia. 130 (3): 147–150. PMID 7566068. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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