prostatitis syndromeUrology Any inflammatory condition defined by the Intl Prostatitis Collaborative Network under the aegis of the NIH. See Prostate.
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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