Prostatitis

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • prostrate infection (inflammatory)

Disorder Subdivisions

  • prostatitis, acute bacterial
  • prostatitis, chronic bacterial
  • prostatitis, nonbacterial
  • prostatodynia

General Discussion

Prostatitis is a common infection of the prostate gland, the gland near the penis that is situated at the base of the male urethra. The prostate secretes an alkaline fluid that is the major ingredient of ejaculatory fluid. Prostatitis is classified into four subcategories: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, nonbacterial and prostatodynia.
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Resources

American Urological Association Foundation
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NIH/National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
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Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Tel: (800)891-5390
Email: nkudic@info.niddk.nih.gov
Internet: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
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TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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