July 1, 2011 by Prostate Dr.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that occurs in men. Statistics indicate that the diagnosis of prostatitis is assigned at 8% of all urologist and 1% of all primary care physician visits in the United States. [Collins MM, Stafford RS, O'Leary MP, Barry MJ (1998). "How common is prostatitis? A national survey of physician visits". J. Urol. 159 (4): 1224–8]
In 1999, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) chose a new classification system.
|I||yes||yes||yes||Acute prostatitis||Acute prostatitis is a bacterial infection of the prostate gland that requires urgent medical treatment.||Acute bacterial prostatitis|
|II||±||yes||yes||Chronic bacterial prostatitis||Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a relatively rare condition that usually presents as intermittent urinary tract infections.||Chronic bacterial prostatitis|
|IIIa||yes||no||yes||Inflammatory CP/CPPS||Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, accounting for 90%-95% of prostatitis diagnoses, used to be known as chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.|
|IV||no||no||yes||Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis||Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis patients have no history of genitourinary pain complaints, but leukocytosis is noted, usually during evaluation for other conditions. Between 6-19% of men have pus cells in their semen but no symptoms. [Korrovits P, Ausmees K, Mändar R, Punab M (June 2008). "Prevalence of asymptomatic inflammatory (National Institutes of Health Category IV) prostatitis in young men according to semen analysis". Urology 71 (6)]||(none)|
Prostatitis classification related articles:
- Prostatitis: the Inflamed prostate:
- Prostatitis statistics:
- Acute prostatitis: Acute prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland that develops suddenly. All causes of pelvic congestion could also favor the development of acute prostatitis symptoms…
- Acute Prostatitis Symptoms: Acute Prostatitis may occur in conjunction with epididymitis or orchitis, especially if caused by an Sexually Transmitted Disease
- Preventive (Prophylactic) prostatitis treatment: