What is category III chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Category III acknowledges that pain is the main symptom in prostatitis without uropathogenic bacteria. Category III, CPPS, is now the most commonly diagnosed type of prostatitis. It is subdivided into category IIIA, inflammatory CPPS, which is identical to non-bacterial prostatitis; and category IIIB, non-inflammatory CPPS, which is identical to prostodynia.


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