Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and the overactive bladder: The inflammatory link

Rajiv Saini, Ricardo R. Gonzalez, Alexis E. Te

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Abstract

Although the causes of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis, and overactive bladder remain unclear, inflammation may explain some of the causative and propagating features. Cytokines may play a role by recruiting inflammatory cells and ultimately in inducing symptoms. This paper reviews the role of cytokines in the pathophysiology of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, overactive bladder, and painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-319
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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