Diagnostic Value of Plasma Pentraxin3-Level For Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction

EREN A. E., ERSAY A. R., Demirci E., ALAN C., BAŞTÜRK G.

UROLOGY JOURNAL, vol.15, no.4, pp.199-203, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.22037/uj.v0i0.3989
  • Journal Name: UROLOGY JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-203
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual dysfunction described as the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis adequate for sexual intercourse, and its prevalence increases with age. Seen as a common sexual disorder worldwide, organic causes are the underlying reason for 80 percent of ED cases, with the most characteristic pathology responsible for organic ED being atherosclerosis. This study investigates the diagnostic value of plasma PTX-3 levels in arterial ED.