Iv the Ietiology , Diagnosis and Treat - Ment of Chronic Prostatitis and Seminal Vesiculitis



INFLAMMATION of the prostate gland was formerly regarded merely as a complication of gonorrhoea, likely to prolong the course of the disease, incapacitate the patient for some time, and occasionally give rise to abscess formation. Extension of the infection to the seminal vesicles was only briefly referred to in articles on gonorrhoea as a rarity, and little was known about the special symptoms to which it might give rise. Although it was known that a urethral discharge might be kept up by a secondary infection with pyogenic organisms long after the gonococci had died out, Professor H. H. Young's work,' which appeared in I906, was the first study of chronic prostatitis in which attention was drawn to the existence of a non-gonorrhoeal form of chronic prostatitis, and to the fact that a chronic inflammation due to pyogenic organisms might continue long after the subsidence of a gonorrhoeal attack. Young, in a study of 358 cases, found that gonorrhoea was the aetiological factor in 73 per cent. of the cases only, masturbation and coitus interruptus accounted for 9-5 per cent., direct nonspecific infection and metastases for about 2-5 per cent., whilst in I5 per cent. no cause could be traced. Young found that whereas 62 of his 358 cases suffered only from slight urethral discharge or persistent shreds in the urine,

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@inproceedings{VESICULITISIvTI, title={Iv the Ietiology , Diagnosis and Treat - Ment of Chronic Prostatitis and Seminal Vesiculitis}, author={SEMINAL VESICULITIS} }