What are the effects of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP) on quality of life?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Prostatitis can impair the patient's quality of life to the same degree as coronary artery disease or Crohn disease. Studies show that prostatitis has the same effect on a patient's mental health as do diabetes mellitus and chronic heart failure. [21]


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