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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-33

Immunological Studies in Patients with chronic prostatitis


Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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P B Singh
Department of Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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Present study is carried out in 20 patients with chronic prostatitis. They underwent detailed clinical, haematological, biochemical and bacteriological investigation to diagnose clinical subtype namely chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP), non-bacterial prostatitis (NBP) and prostatodynia (PD). Immunological studies (IgG, IgA and IgM estimations) were carried out in serum and EPS. In CBP serum IgG mean value was significantly higher but IgA was decreased. IgM was within normal range. In EPS, IgA and IgM values were on higher side but IgG value was significantly lowered. In NBP, serum IgA and IgM levels were below control value whereas IgG was near control. Similarly, EPS-IgG, IgA percent IgM showed insignificant elevation. In patients with PD, serum IgG and IgM mean values were within normal range but there was un-explainable lowering of IgA mean value. In EPS, all three fractions IgG, IgA percent IgM were elevated without statistical significance.


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