Chronic prostatitis has been subdivided by the National Institutes of Health into the following categories:
Category I: Acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP) which is associated with severe prostatitis symptoms, systemic infection, and acute bacterial UTI.
Category II: Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Category III: Chronic abacterial prostatitis. Category IIIA is chronic, inflammatory abacterial prostatitis, and category IIIB is chronic, noninflammatory abacterial prostatitis, also known as chronic pelvic pain or prostatodynia.
Category IV: Asymptomatic, inflammatory prostatitis
For more on the presentation of prostatitis, read here.
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Cite this: Bradley Schwartz. Fast Five Quiz: Are You Familiar With Urinary Tract Infections in Males? - Medscape - May 02, 2016.