Role of Inflammation in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Chughtai B, Lee R, Te A, Kaplan S. Rev Urol. 2011;13(3):147-150.


Department of Urology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.


Inflammation of the prostate may represent a mechanism for hyperplastic changes to occur in the prostate. There are a variety of growth factors and cytokines that may lead to a proinflammatory process within the prostate. There are several proposed mechanisms that lead to both the intrinsic and extrinsic basis of inflammation. Prostatic inflammation may represent an important factor in influencing prostatic growth and progression of symptoms. This article reviews the recent literature on inflammation leading to chronic prostatic diseases, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.