prostatitis syndrome

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prostatitis syndrome

Urology Any inflammatory condition defined by the Intl Prostatitis Collaborative Network under the aegis of the NIH. See Prostate.
Prostatitis syndromes
Acute bacterial prostatitis Pts present with acute Sx of UTI–eg urinary frequency and dysuria, as well as malaise, fever, myalgia; bacteria and pus are usually present in the urine and due to uropathic bacteria–eg, E coli
Chronic bacterial prostatitis Pts have recurrent UTIs, usually due to the same organisms–eg, E coli , another GNR or an enterococcus; between symptomatic bouts, Pts continue to be carriers in cultures from the lower urinary tract
Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome The most common of the prostatitis syndromes, CP/CPPS recognizes the limited understanding of the cause of this condition and implies that other organs beside the prostate may be involved and is a diagnosis of exclusion, after active urethritis, urogenital cancer, GU disease, functionally significant urethral and neurological disease have been completely excluded; it is divided into an inflammatory subtype with leukocytes in the urine and a noninflammatory subtype which has no manifestation of inflammation
Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis A condition which is diagnosed in Pts who lack a Hx of GU complaints who have ↑ PSA or infertility  
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Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis: Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis involves inflammation of the prostate gland.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) categorizes prostatitis syndrome into four different types: Type 1: acute bacterial prostatitis, Type 2: chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP), Type 3: chronic non-bacterial prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), and Type 4: asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis (1).
(24-27) This is partly because prostatitis is an umbrella term for many conditions, including acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, inflammatory and noninflammatory prostatodynia (prostate pain), and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis. (28-30)
Category 4 (Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis): Diagnosed when there is evidence of infection or inflammation in the prostate; produces no symptoms, and is usually found incidentally during tests for other genitourinary conditions.
The correlation between serum prostate specific antigen levels and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis. Int Urol Nephrol 2007;39:859-63.

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