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Causes of Prostatitis

Viruses and Chronic Prostatitis

Is prostatitis caused by Herpes or other viruses?
A couple of studies have suggested that viruses, such as the herpes virus, may be linked to prostate cancer.

Hoffman LJ, Bunker CH, Pellett PE, Trump DL, Patrick AL, Dollard SC, Keenan HA, Jenkins FJ: Elevated seroprevalence of human herpesvirus 8 among men with prostate cancer. J Infect Dis. 2004 Jan 1;189(1):15-20. Epub 2003 Dec 31.

Baker,L.H., Mebust,W.K., Chin,T.D., Chapman,A.L., Hinthorn,D. and Towle,D. (1981) The relationship of herpesvirus to carcinoma of the prostate. J. Urol., 125, 370–374.
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