Effect of subclinical prostatic inflammation on serum PSA levels in men with clinically undetectable prostate cancer.

@article{Kwak2003EffectOS,
  title={Effect of subclinical prostatic inflammation on serum PSA levels in men with clinically undetectable prostate cancer.},
  author={Cheol Kwak and Ja Hyeon Ku and TaeHun Kim and Dal Woo Park and Ki Young Choi and Eunsik Lee and Sang Eun Lee and Chongwook Lee},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={854-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether subclinical prostatic inflammation might influence serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men with clinically undetectable prostate cancer. METHODS A total of 461 patients who underwent prostate biopsy at our hospital were studied between January 1996 and December 1999. Of these patients, a total of 125 patients without detectable prostate cancer or a history or symptoms of prostatitis, with serum PSA levels of less than 20.0 ng/mL and other specified… CONTINUE READING

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