Inflammation and chronic prostatic diseases: evidence for a link?

  title={Inflammation and chronic prostatic diseases: evidence for a link?},
  author={Alessandro Sciarra and Franco di Silverio and Stefano Salciccia and Ana Maria Autran Gomez and Alessandro Gentilucci and Vincenzo Gentile},
  journal={European urology},
  volume={52 4},
OBJECTIVES Emerging evidence indicates that prostatic inflammation may contribute to prostate growth either in terms of hyperplastic (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]) or neoplastic (prostate cancer [PCa]) changes. We propose two questions: Does prostate inflammation represent a significant factor for the development and the progression of both BPH and PCa? Are data available now to sustain the identification of prostate inflammation as a risk factor for prostate diseases? METHODS We… CONTINUE READING


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