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Measurement of Tactile Allodynia in a Murine Model of Bacterial Prostatitis

DOI :

10.3791/50158-v

January 16th, 2013

January 16th, 2013

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1Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Infection of the prostate may be a contributing factor in mediating pelvic pain in chronic prostatitis. We describe the procedure for preparation of standardized bacterial inoculum, instillation of bacteria into the urethra of male mice and methodology for measuring tactile allodynia in mice over time.

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